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Error 1706. No valid source could be found for...

 
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An Error 1706 can occur during an installation, repair or uninstall when the original installation files are no longer accessible. Examples include:

  • An installation from a network, and the network source files are gone or moved. 
  • During a mutli-CD program installation, the user is prompted to insert a new CD, and the Cancel button is selected instead of OK.
  • A wrong CD is inserted when requested to insert a specific program CD.
 
 
   
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  Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product program name . The Windows installer cannot continue. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\

 
Issued By
  explorer.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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If the original network administrative installation is not accessible, you can change the Office source file location as follows:

  1. Open the Run dialog by typing Windows + R, and type cmd
  2. At the prompt, run the setup from the new network location changing the italics to values of your situation:

    New_network_path\Setup.exe /fvm Installer_Package.msi

    The New_network_path is the path to the new network administrative installation. The Installer_Package is the Windows Installer.msi package on the root of the installation.
  3. When the update completes, click OK.
 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 25-Mar-2010
 
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Perform a new uninstall, and if desired, reinstall with the correct media/source contents available.

 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 25-Mar-2010
 
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