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I cannot receive microsoft updates, they fail. Error 1606

% APPDATA %, This has been happening since about August-09. Please tell me what this means and how to fix it. Also receive error code 646. I have Windows Vista Home Premium. Compaq Presario PC

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The error code 646 will appear when any of the Microsoft office application updates fail to install. Run fixit provided in the below link and then try to install updates.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

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Hi!! How are u? My english not good that much but i will try to explain my problem: when iam open my computerwhich work by windows xp sp3 i got massage the ip operator (3.0208.911.01) is not...


OK, sounds like the problem is that the computer cannot get a valid IP address. In fact it sounds like you might have a IP address conflict on your network. Each IP address on a network segment must be unique.

Check if you are using DHCP.

  • Go to
  • Control Panel
  • Network connections
  • Locate the network connection you are using e.g. 'Local area connection' or perhaps 'Wireless connection'
  • Right click on the relevant network connection
  • Select 'Properties'
  • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Select Properties
Is your machine set to "Obtain an IP address automatically" (DHCP) or "Use the following IP address".
If its "Use the following IP address" then make sure no other machines are also using this IP address. You can try setting to 'automatic' but if you do, make sure that you note all details first, so you can revert back to the settings you currently have if you need to.
if its "Obtain an IP address automatically" then make sure no other machines have been manually set.

With regards to the microsoft update, then your best bet is to only select a small number of updates at a time, until you determine which update(s) is causing the failure. Once you know which update is the problem then you can troubleshoot the specific update.

Hope this helps

Please take the time to rate this answer. Many Thanks Don.

Sep 05, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Hey im trying to download microsoft office for windows 7 but its not letting me this error code 1606 cannot find network location %APPDATA% please help


here is the solution for you http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549/en-us#appliesto please let me know if that helps would love to know if it worked for you.

Mar 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Trying to download microsoft office for windows 7 but this error code 1606 cannot find network location %APPDATA% keep coming and not letting me download it please help..


Hi

It seems that the application cannot find the Appdata location, please follow the steps to resolve the issue.
Please follow the steps to resolve the issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329308

Mar 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Error 1606


Re: Please Help Unable to Install TIVO Desktop -- Error 1606. Could not access network location %APPDATA%\

The response to "Echo %appadata%" should be
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming
A space in the user name shouldn't be a problem, but creating a new user may fix the problem because it will create the account with default registry settings which will hopefully have the missing %appdata% information.
If you want to check on this before creating the new user, just for curiosity's sake, check the following Registry key:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders and check the value for AppData in the right hand pane. If it's missing, then that would explain the problem. It should be as listed above, substituting the UserName with the folder name for the user under Users.
Also check the key
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
The value of this key should be
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming
More keys to check:
HKCU\Volatile Environement (1)
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders (2)
HKU\Sxxxxx\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders (2)
HKU\Sxxxxx\Volatile Environement (1)
The values in (1) should have the full path spelled out, the values in (2) should use the %USERPROFILE% variable in the path. If the value under HKU\.DEFAULT is missing or bad, then creating a new user probably won't work either. If that value is missing, then I would recommend a clean reinstall of Windows because there is no telling what else is messed up also.

The value for AppData in the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
is C:\Users\Murray Admin\AppData\Roaming
In the key the key
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
The value for AppData is %APPDATA%
The value for Local AppData is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

In HKCU\Volatile Environement (1)
The value for HOMEPATH is \Users\Murray Admin
In HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders (2)
The value for AppData is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming (all the keys have the %USERPROFILE%\ )
In HKU\Sxxxxx\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders (2)
The value in one of the \Sxxxxx\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserShell Folders keys for AppData is

%APPDATA% (Missing the %USERPROFILE%\ ) --- Could this be the problem???
All the other values within do contain %USERPROFILE%\

Do you think editing the key, adding %USERPROFILE%\ would do the trick? If so, it would be alot eaiser then
a re-install. There is not much junk on it as this pc is only about a month and a half old. The other machine
is about six months old. Both are from the same manufacturer (Compaq) but different models.

Also - Using the set command the value returned for %APPDATA% are:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Murray Admin>set
....
TEMP=C:\Users\MURRAY~1\AppData\Local\Temp
TMP=C:\Users\MURRAY~1\AppData\Local\Temp
C:\Users\Murray Admin>

Jan 20, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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Was running Java Update and it came back with an Error 1606 and said that I needed %APPDATA% to complete setup....Can I get just that????


Hi,There are 3 step to repair 1606 error If you got 1606 error then there is a 94% chance that your computer has registry problems. To repair 1606 error you need to follow the steps below: * Step 1 - Download a Perfect Optimizer,install this error repair tool. * Step 2 - Click the Repair All Button.It will scan you pc for Free. * Step 3 - Then click the Repair All Button again and your done! It is very easy to repair 1606 error. Here are the url of Perfect Optimizer: http://www.errorremovers.com/tidporp-1606_error-zz0001

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I am running Windows 7. When I try to install some programs I get the error message: 'ERROR: 1606 COULS NOT ACCESS NETWORK LOCATION %APPDATA%. Can anyone help me with this?


well, the problem could be that because that most programs are not compatible with windows 7 yet. the best thing that i would do is wait until 10/22/09 for the actual realease of the product and reinstall it.

Oct 12, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Error 1606 when installing MS Office


The easiest way is to follow the stops on the following page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549

Aug 28, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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Error code 1606


>lets try this KB article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549
and reboot the comp
>lets try new windows user account

Apr 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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