N/APosted on - 10/07/2011
I was installing downloaded software when I got this error message (see below).
Error 1406. Could not write value to key aep. Verify that you
have sufficient access to that key. Or contact your support
I don’t know what key the message is referring to. Then, I came across to a website indicating that it is a registry-related problem.
Can someone help me update the registry in my PC? Afraid I might ruin something.
Error 1406 when installing a downloaded software
First, allow Users to change the registry key. Start Windows Explorer>Tools>Folder Options>View>Under Hidden Files and Folders>Show Hidden Files and Folders, then clear the Hide extensions for known file types and click Ok.
Go to the folder of the software you are trying to install, right click on it, then go to the Security Tab>Advanced>Permissions. In the Permissions entries, check Everyone and click Edit.
Select the Full Control Check Box. Then click Ok to confirm. You should also close Third Party Software and anti-virus programs during installation. If none of these works, try cleaning your registry. You can download a registry cleaner online.
This program will check if there are registry issues such as missing or corrupted registry in your system. From that, you can find additional solution to fix it. Sometimes, a misplaced registry is all that is causing the trouble.