When you try to install one of the components in Microsoft
Works Suite, you may receive the following error message
Error: 1327 Invalid Drive:drive:\
is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive.
This behavior can occur if the CD-ROM drive letter has
changed since you originally installed Works Suite. For example, the letter for
your CD-ROM drive may change after you install a second hard disk or a ZIP
Additionally, this behavior can occur if Microsoft Works has
been previously installed and removed from your computer.
To resolve this issue, delete the Works Suite registry keys
from the Microsoft Windows Registry. Important
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
- Delete both of the following registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WorksNOTE: When you are prompted to confirm each key deletion, click Yes.
- Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the