cannot install office 2010 or adobe reader updates error 1606

When installing office 2010 it doesnt finish and an error code comes up OX 80040609 and adobe reader updates error code 1606

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 1,113 Applies to:
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How are you installing Microsoft Office, from a network location, (Click to Run) or DVD/CD? You could try copying the contents of the disk to a folder on your desktop and start the setup there.

If Windows Installer logging is enabled, the following line should be noted as a symptom:
“Error 1606. Could not access network location %APPDATA%”

The problem is potentially a result of an inconsistent/incorrect environmental variable (%AppData%).

Solution:
1. Open the Registry editor
2. Navigate to the following registry keys HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
3. The correct and default value for AppData should be:  %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming
4. Close the Registry editor, and try again Windows Update again. (A reboot should not be required.)
5. If the problem persists, repeat the steps 2 through 4 with the following registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\

Or, run http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549 in place of Step # 5.


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