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Microsoft office installation error 1706

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Microsoft office installation error 1706

Error 1706

Microsoft Office is one of the most easy-to-use data processing software that you can find today. Many times users find some sort of difficulties in using the software. Here we are going to discuss about one such error that doesn’t let you to access the MS Office. The error 1706 is one of the most common errors that you can find. The error 1706 occurs while repairing or installing a feature in MS Office. When the user inserts MS Office CD for installation an error message is flashed displaying the message “Error 1706“. Setup cannot find the required files.”

The prime reasons for microsoft office professional plus 2016 encountering an error 1706 during setup are that initially the MS Office was installed from network administrative installation which is no longer available to the user. Secondly, when the Windows Installer asks for Office Source Location then the user is using the MS Office CD. Third of all. When the user is asked for inserting the MS Office CS for installation of office or any feature of MS Office then the user has clicked Cancel. These are collective reasons that office 2016 won’t install. In order to not let office 2016 installation stuck in between. You need to following the below mentioned points so that microsoft office doesn’t encounters the error 1706 during setup

  • In case you don’t have access to original administrative installation, you can make us of a different one for Office Source File Location. You can do this by following the below mentioned steps:
    • Press Windows Key+R to open the run command dialog box
    • Now type new network path\Setup.exe /fvmpackage name.msi (over here new network path is the full address that you need to give of the alternative network administrative installation and package name is the name of the .msi package of Windows Installer which you can find on the root of this administrative installation (for example, Proplus.msi).
  • If you are not able to perform the previous point then you can create an administrative installation. All you need is at least 700 MB of free disk space on your hard disk. You can use it as the Office source file location. But this could be possible only when you have an Enterprise edition of the MS Office.
    • Insert MS Office CD.
    • Click Start and then click Run
    • Now type a command CD-ROM drive:\Setup /a (Here CD-ROM drive is the drive which represents the CD inserted.) and click OK.
    • When the Administrative Installation dialog box opens up, give the path of the hard disk on which you want to save your MS Office and insert the product key when required.
    • Click Next and then click OK to finish your installation.
    • Now follow the steps mentioned in the first main point in order to set the Office source file location on your hard disk.

In this way you can overcome the Microsoft office installation error easily. After following the above mentioned steps, you won’t be facing the error 1706 again.

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  • Steve Reply

    You did very well with error 1706 i was facing in my Microsoft Office. Thanks for your support

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