I get this error when I try to install Microsoft Word 2000.
My computer is a Dell Inspiron 546 with an Athlon processor, 320 Gig HDD, 4Gig RAM, and is running XP Pro with Win7 available, but not yet installed. I tried installing Word from the CD first and got the error each time. I looked in my registry for the key but didn't find it. When I searched the registry for the key by removing the last part (first MSFS - then removed OptionalComponents and finally Run) and that is when the search got results. But, every hit was on the Key (right side) of the registry.
I even tried copying the whole CD to my hard drive but wound up with the same results.
What can I do to resolve this?