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Error 1706 Limited User XP Home

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by PPCO, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. PPCO

    PPCO Flightless Bird

    I am getting error 1706 for a limited user in XP Home. I have tried this
    solution: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/258847/en-us ( I had
    to download a GPEdit add-on).
    I have messed around with it quite a bit and the funny thing is this only
    happens when I try to open an Office program from a desktop shortcut icon. If
    I open the Office program first and load the file manually, it loads
    correctly.

    I have had this issue when I upgraded another computer to XP Pro and the
    link above solved it, but no such luck with XP Home.
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Try this one as posted to you in the windowsxp.security newsgroup where you also
    posted

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297834

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    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "PPCO" <PPCO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CD81CCEB-71FB-4E74-859C-D02F0273C4B0@microsoft.com...
    >I am getting error 1706 for a limited user in XP Home. I have tried this
    > solution: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/258847/en-us ( I had
    > to download a GPEdit add-on).
    > I have messed around with it quite a bit and the funny thing is this only
    > happens when I try to open an Office program from a desktop shortcut icon. If
    > I open the Office program first and load the file manually, it loads
    > correctly.
    >
    > I have had this issue when I upgraded another computer to XP Pro and the
    > link above solved it, but no such luck with XP Home.
    > Thanks for any help!
     
  3. PPCO

    PPCO Flightless Bird

    Actually, it only happens when I try to open an Access File Shortcut. It
    works fine for Excel and Word shortcuts. It says specifically it's searching
    for the Office 2000 Disk 2 which I have in the cd drive. Then after trying to
    search for it, it gives the "error 1706: No valid source could be found for
    Microsoft Office 2000 disc 2. The Windows installer cannot continue."

    "PPCO" wrote:

    > I am getting error 1706 for a limited user in XP Home. I have tried this
    > solution: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/258847/en-us ( I had
    > to download a GPEdit add-on).
    > I have messed around with it quite a bit and the funny thing is this only
    > happens when I try to open an Office program from a desktop shortcut icon. If
    > I open the Office program first and load the file manually, it loads
    > correctly.
    >
    > I have had this issue when I upgraded another computer to XP Pro and the
    > link above solved it, but no such luck with XP Home.
    > Thanks for any help!
     
  4. PPCO

    PPCO Flightless Bird

    Well, I answered my own question. I remedied it by temporarily changing the
    new user to an administrator account. I was then able to get it to access
    Office 2000 disc 2. I then changed it back to a limited account and Access
    Shortcuts now work.


    "PPCO" wrote:

    > I am getting error 1706 for a limited user in XP Home. I have tried this
    > solution: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/258847/en-us ( I had
    > to download a GPEdit add-on).
    > I have messed around with it quite a bit and the funny thing is this only
    > happens when I try to open an Office program from a desktop shortcut icon. If
    > I open the Office program first and load the file manually, it loads
    > correctly.
    >
    > I have had this issue when I upgraded another computer to XP Pro and the
    > link above solved it, but no such luck with XP Home.
    > Thanks for any help!
     

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