Install Error 1316 – A network error occurred when attempting to read from the file

Problem

When running the OfficeWriter installer to upgrade to OfficeWriter 4.x or below from an earlier version of OfficeWriter the following error may occur:

Error 1316 – A network error occurred when attempting to read from the file C:\WINNT\Downloaded Installations{EBF98E9A-3A6C-4B10-AB6B-3D9A746A5C35}\SoftArtisans OfficeWriter [version number].msi

Solution

It is not possible to install OfficeWriter 4.x or earlier over a previous version with the automatic installer. The previous version must be uninstalled first. This is a known issue with InstallShield, the component used in the OfficeWriter installer.

Note: This only applies to installers for OfficeWriter 4.x and below. Starting in OfficeWriter 8.0, the installer no longer uses InstallShield so the issue no longer applies. However, you should uninstall the previous version of OfficeWriter before installing OfficeWriter 8.x to ensure clean upgrades.

Instructions for removing older versions of OfficeWriter can be found in our documentation:

Related posts:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *