You may receive following errors during installation of Microsoft Office XP, 2002 or 2003.
“Error 1324. The folder path ‘UserName/All Users’ contains an invalid character.”
“Error 1324. The folder path ‘FullFolderPath’ contains an invalid character.”
Errors like these appear when we do not have valid characters in Windows Registry.
These error messages are generated if there are wrong entries within the Windows Registry. Windows Registry is an essential component of the operating system. That is the reason you must be very much careful while editing the registry of your computer. Always create a back before modifying your registry.
To fix error 1324 in the registry, you should locate all instances of the invalid character reported in the message and replace with correct character. Further elaborated below
a) Start>>Run>> type regedit and press Enter
b) Now in the Registry Editor, click on Edit menu and select Find
c) Type here reported invalid character in Find What box and click on Find Next button
d) Now you can detect invalid string, change it to correct one and press F3 to continue searching the registry
e) Here use Find command to replace all instances of invalid character with the correct character in the registry
f) Exit from the Registry Editor
g) Reboot your system
h) Install office
As mentioned above, Windows Registry is a highly sensitive part of the operating system. If you are making direct changes in your registry then you must be very much careful because if you did a wrong entry then it would ruin your entire system.
However, if you are not computer savvy then it is recommended that you download a simple to use registry cleaner and PC optimizer software to scan, repair and clean registry. Reliable registry cleaner repairs all those errors generated due to the existence of invalid information within Windows Registry.
John Abrams a Microsoft Office expert has been working in the technology industry from the last 7 year. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup