I was installing Microsoft Office on one of my client’s PCs and a strange error popped up saying something like this:
Error 1404. Setup cannot delete the registry key.
This is the first time I’m getting this error. I researched a bit and found out that this error comes because we don’t have write permissions on that specific registry key. I researched about this error and came up with the following solution:
- Go to Start –> Run –> regedit
- Go to the key which was creating problems (it may be specified in the error log file of the software)
- Go to Edit –> Permissions
- Add your username in the permissions box and select Allow all to give yourself full permissions.