Error 1402


W

WeeWilly

I've had this problem before trying to install Adobe Reader. I ultimately
had to delete a different Adobe product to allow me to install the latest
version of Reader.

Now, I am having the same problem trying to install Microsoft's Excel Reader.

I have Win XP and am logged in as Admin.

Error 1402: Setup cannot open the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponants
MFS

I don't understand what sufficient permissions means.. and I'm not terribly
technically minded.

Can you help walk me thru the issue?
 
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R

R. McCarty

Windows XP uses ACL ( Access Control Listing ). Files/Folders &
Registry keys can have various levels of access granted to certain users
or Groups.

Your error msg doesn't really indicate permissions but an inability to
actually open the key for modification.

You haven't recently run any type of Registry Cleaner ?

There is a tool that you can run that resets all Registry permissions back
to a default state. I'm not sure that's what is called for at this point.

You can check a specific Registry Key for it's permissions by Right
Clicking the name and then Left Clicking "Permissions" it will show you
a dual pane details box with the top segment showing Users and as
you select a user it's assigned permissions appear in the bottom segment.
 
W

WeeWilly

Thank you.. realize dumb question.. but....

1. No, I'm afraid to use the Reg Cleaner w/o guidance :)

2. Where do I go to Right Click to find permissions? Do I have to go to the
registry? IOW, do I have to "RUN" reg edit? or other process.

Thanks from the noob..

Bill
 
R

R. McCarty

Click Start, Run (Type) Regedit [Enter]
The Registry is shown in a Windows Explorer style. Click the +/-
indicators to expand or collapse a top level Hive or Key to reach
the key/value you're looking for.
TIP: Before ever modifying or removing ANY Registry key use
the File, Export function to save the original key data. The
Export works on the currently selected Key name ( Shown
as a bolded background over the key name )
 
W

WeeWilly

Thanks again.. I navigated there.. right clicked on MSFS and Permissions. A
box popped up. Nothing in Security Group or user names and Permissions for
Full Control, Read and Special Permissions are all unchecked.

R. McCarty said:
Click Start, Run (Type) Regedit [Enter]
The Registry is shown in a Windows Explorer style. Click the +/-
indicators to expand or collapse a top level Hive or Key to reach
the key/value you're looking for.
TIP: Before ever modifying or removing ANY Registry key use
the File, Export function to save the original key data. The
Export works on the currently selected Key name ( Shown
as a bolded background over the key name )

WeeWilly said:
Thank you.. realize dumb question.. but....

1. No, I'm afraid to use the Reg Cleaner w/o guidance :)

2. Where do I go to Right Click to find permissions? Do I have to go to
the
registry? IOW, do I have to "RUN" reg edit? or other process.

Thanks from the noob..

Bill
 
R

R. McCarty

OK - In the Security Group ADD your unique login name. Once
the name appears in the Group or User tic/check the "Full Control"
in the bottom segment box.
*You can also use the Universal identifier "Everyone", but that's
a little on the extreme side.

WeeWilly said:
Thanks again.. I navigated there.. right clicked on MSFS and Permissions.
A
box popped up. Nothing in Security Group or user names and Permissions
for
Full Control, Read and Special Permissions are all unchecked.

R. McCarty said:
Click Start, Run (Type) Regedit [Enter]
The Registry is shown in a Windows Explorer style. Click the +/-
indicators to expand or collapse a top level Hive or Key to reach
the key/value you're looking for.
TIP: Before ever modifying or removing ANY Registry key use
the File, Export function to save the original key data. The
Export works on the currently selected Key name ( Shown
as a bolded background over the key name )

WeeWilly said:
Thank you.. realize dumb question.. but....

1. No, I'm afraid to use the Reg Cleaner w/o guidance :)

2. Where do I go to Right Click to find permissions? Do I have to go
to
the
registry? IOW, do I have to "RUN" reg edit? or other process.

Thanks from the noob..

Bill

:

Windows XP uses ACL ( Access Control Listing ). Files/Folders &
Registry keys can have various levels of access granted to certain
users
or Groups.

Your error msg doesn't really indicate permissions but an inability
to
actually open the key for modification.

You haven't recently run any type of Registry Cleaner ?

There is a tool that you can run that resets all Registry permissions
back
to a default state. I'm not sure that's what is called for at this
point.

You can check a specific Registry Key for it's permissions by Right
Clicking the name and then Left Clicking "Permissions" it will show
you
a dual pane details box with the top segment showing Users and as
you select a user it's assigned permissions appear in the bottom
segment.


I've had this problem before trying to install Adobe Reader. I
ultimately
had to delete a different Adobe product to allow me to install the
latest
version of Reader.

Now, I am having the same problem trying to install Microsoft's
Excel
Reader.

I have Win XP and am logged in as Admin.

Error 1402: Setup cannot open the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponants
MFS

I don't understand what sufficient permissions means.. and I'm not
terribly
technically minded.

Can you help walk me thru the issue?
 
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W

WeeWilly

Please don't throw up your hands for this dummy..

Log-in name?? When I log into my computer/windows.. it says Administrator..
I then type in my password.

So, is my log-in name Administrator?



R. McCarty said:
OK - In the Security Group ADD your unique login name. Once
the name appears in the Group or User tic/check the "Full Control"
in the bottom segment box.
*You can also use the Universal identifier "Everyone", but that's
a little on the extreme side.

WeeWilly said:
Thanks again.. I navigated there.. right clicked on MSFS and Permissions.
A
box popped up. Nothing in Security Group or user names and Permissions
for
Full Control, Read and Special Permissions are all unchecked.

R. McCarty said:
Click Start, Run (Type) Regedit [Enter]
The Registry is shown in a Windows Explorer style. Click the +/-
indicators to expand or collapse a top level Hive or Key to reach
the key/value you're looking for.
TIP: Before ever modifying or removing ANY Registry key use
the File, Export function to save the original key data. The
Export works on the currently selected Key name ( Shown
as a bolded background over the key name )

Thank you.. realize dumb question.. but....

1. No, I'm afraid to use the Reg Cleaner w/o guidance :)

2. Where do I go to Right Click to find permissions? Do I have to go
to
the
registry? IOW, do I have to "RUN" reg edit? or other process.

Thanks from the noob..

Bill

:

Windows XP uses ACL ( Access Control Listing ). Files/Folders &
Registry keys can have various levels of access granted to certain
users
or Groups.

Your error msg doesn't really indicate permissions but an inability
to
actually open the key for modification.

You haven't recently run any type of Registry Cleaner ?

There is a tool that you can run that resets all Registry permissions
back
to a default state. I'm not sure that's what is called for at this
point.

You can check a specific Registry Key for it's permissions by Right
Clicking the name and then Left Clicking "Permissions" it will show
you
a dual pane details box with the top segment showing Users and as
you select a user it's assigned permissions appear in the bottom
segment.


I've had this problem before trying to install Adobe Reader. I
ultimately
had to delete a different Adobe product to allow me to install the
latest
version of Reader.

Now, I am having the same problem trying to install Microsoft's
Excel
Reader.

I have Win XP and am logged in as Admin.

Error 1402: Setup cannot open the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponants
MFS

I don't understand what sufficient permissions means.. and I'm not
terribly
technically minded.

Can you help walk me thru the issue?
 
R

R. McCarty

Yes, as far as permissions goes Administrator is login name. There is
also a group name "Administrators" which would also work for you.

WeeWilly said:
Please don't throw up your hands for this dummy..

Log-in name?? When I log into my computer/windows.. it says
Administrator..
I then type in my password.

So, is my log-in name Administrator?



R. McCarty said:
OK - In the Security Group ADD your unique login name. Once
the name appears in the Group or User tic/check the "Full Control"
in the bottom segment box.
*You can also use the Universal identifier "Everyone", but that's
a little on the extreme side.

WeeWilly said:
Thanks again.. I navigated there.. right clicked on MSFS and
Permissions.
A
box popped up. Nothing in Security Group or user names and Permissions
for
Full Control, Read and Special Permissions are all unchecked.

:

Click Start, Run (Type) Regedit [Enter]
The Registry is shown in a Windows Explorer style. Click the +/-
indicators to expand or collapse a top level Hive or Key to reach
the key/value you're looking for.
TIP: Before ever modifying or removing ANY Registry key use
the File, Export function to save the original key data. The
Export works on the currently selected Key name ( Shown
as a bolded background over the key name )

Thank you.. realize dumb question.. but....

1. No, I'm afraid to use the Reg Cleaner w/o guidance :)

2. Where do I go to Right Click to find permissions? Do I have to
go
to
the
registry? IOW, do I have to "RUN" reg edit? or other process.

Thanks from the noob..

Bill

:

Windows XP uses ACL ( Access Control Listing ). Files/Folders &
Registry keys can have various levels of access granted to certain
users
or Groups.

Your error msg doesn't really indicate permissions but an
inability
to
actually open the key for modification.

You haven't recently run any type of Registry Cleaner ?

There is a tool that you can run that resets all Registry
permissions
back
to a default state. I'm not sure that's what is called for at this
point.

You can check a specific Registry Key for it's permissions by
Right
Clicking the name and then Left Clicking "Permissions" it will show
you
a dual pane details box with the top segment showing Users and as
you select a user it's assigned permissions appear in the bottom
segment.


I've had this problem before trying to install Adobe Reader. I
ultimately
had to delete a different Adobe product to allow me to install
the
latest
version of Reader.

Now, I am having the same problem trying to install Microsoft's
Excel
Reader.

I have Win XP and am logged in as Admin.

Error 1402: Setup cannot open the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponants
MFS

I don't understand what sufficient permissions means.. and I'm
not
terribly
technically minded.

Can you help walk me thru the issue?
 
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W

WeeWilly

Followed that process. I now have two files under MSFS..

The NAME of both start with a flag that has AB within.
The first is followed by (Default) Type REG_SZ No data
The second is followed by Installed Type REG_SZ Data says 1 (one)

I started the install again of the .exe file and I get, as before, partway
thru the install and it gives the same error message.. exactly.

Thanks, Bill

R. McCarty said:
Yes, as far as permissions goes Administrator is login name. There is
also a group name "Administrators" which would also work for you.

WeeWilly said:
Please don't throw up your hands for this dummy..

Log-in name?? When I log into my computer/windows.. it says
Administrator..
I then type in my password.

So, is my log-in name Administrator?



R. McCarty said:
OK - In the Security Group ADD your unique login name. Once
the name appears in the Group or User tic/check the "Full Control"
in the bottom segment box.
*You can also use the Universal identifier "Everyone", but that's
a little on the extreme side.

Thanks again.. I navigated there.. right clicked on MSFS and
Permissions.
A
box popped up. Nothing in Security Group or user names and Permissions
for
Full Control, Read and Special Permissions are all unchecked.

:

Click Start, Run (Type) Regedit [Enter]
The Registry is shown in a Windows Explorer style. Click the +/-
indicators to expand or collapse a top level Hive or Key to reach
the key/value you're looking for.
TIP: Before ever modifying or removing ANY Registry key use
the File, Export function to save the original key data. The
Export works on the currently selected Key name ( Shown
as a bolded background over the key name )

Thank you.. realize dumb question.. but....

1. No, I'm afraid to use the Reg Cleaner w/o guidance :)

2. Where do I go to Right Click to find permissions? Do I have to
go
to
the
registry? IOW, do I have to "RUN" reg edit? or other process.

Thanks from the noob..

Bill

:

Windows XP uses ACL ( Access Control Listing ). Files/Folders &
Registry keys can have various levels of access granted to certain
users
or Groups.

Your error msg doesn't really indicate permissions but an
inability
to
actually open the key for modification.

You haven't recently run any type of Registry Cleaner ?

There is a tool that you can run that resets all Registry
permissions
back
to a default state. I'm not sure that's what is called for at this
point.

You can check a specific Registry Key for it's permissions by
Right
Clicking the name and then Left Clicking "Permissions" it will show
you
a dual pane details box with the top segment showing Users and as
you select a user it's assigned permissions appear in the bottom
segment.


I've had this problem before trying to install Adobe Reader. I
ultimately
had to delete a different Adobe product to allow me to install
the
latest
version of Reader.

Now, I am having the same problem trying to install Microsoft's
Excel
Reader.

I have Win XP and am logged in as Admin.

Error 1402: Setup cannot open the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponants
MFS

I don't understand what sufficient permissions means.. and I'm
not
terribly
technically minded.

Can you help walk me thru the issue?
 

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