Resolve errors while installing Microsoft® Office 2010 in Windows® 7
Several errors can occur while installing Microsoft Office 2010 and the reasons can be several. The most frequent issue that causes Microsoft Office 2010 installation problems is when the user tries to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 by installing it over a pre-installed, pre-released version of Microsoft Office 2010, usually Microsoft Office 2010 Beta or Microsoft Office 2010 Release Candidate. This will ultimately lead to an Microsoft Office 2010 installation error. None of the Microsoft Office 2010 suites are designed to upgrade over the pre-release versions of itself. Therefore, to avoid any problems while installing, you must initially remove the pre-released version from your system.
- Damaged .NET framework
- Obscure registry keys
- Presence of pre-released products
Damaged .NET framework
If the .NET framework of your system is damaged or corrupt it will prevent installation of Microsoft Office 2010 from being installed properly. This is known as a 1935 error and occurs when you try to install Microsoft Office 2010 and it reports that the installation has not completed successfully. This is caused if the .NET framework of your PC is either damaged or missing, therefore preventing your computer from being able to process various installation files which is required when installing Office.
Obscure registry keys
This error is commonly denoted as the 1402 error. It makes your PC unable to read the registry keys that it requires to change in order to install Microsoft Office 2010. To resolve this error, you have to help the computer access the key it needs. In Windows 7, to solve this problem you should download a registry cleaner from the Internet and scan your system. It will locate registry errors, if any on your PC and fix them including the 1402 error. For this you must download a registry scanner program and then let it scan your PC. It will categorize all the damaged parts of Windows and will fix them.
Microsoft Office 2010 suites are made in such a way that it cannot be upgraded over old versions of Microsoft Office. Still, you will be able to upgrade from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010 as well as from the free Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition or Microsoft Office 2010 trial version to a full version. The latter part can be performed only by performing an in-line upgrade process. If not, it may lead to an error.
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