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I keep getting "error 1606" when I want to load Windows 7 , Adobe Reader, etc. How can I solve this problem? I have Vista 64 bit on a Toshiba laptop Satellite a355-s6925.

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To resolve this issue yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit.exe, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
  3. In the right pane, verify that the values are the same as the values in the following table. If each value matches the table, go to step 7.
    For Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Collapse this tableExpand this table Value name Type Value data {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Downloads AppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming Cache REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files Cookies REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies Desktop REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Desktop Favorites REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Favorites History REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History LocalAppData REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local My Pictures REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Pictures My Music REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Music My Video REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Videos NetHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts Personal REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\Documents PrintHood REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts Programs REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs Recent REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent SendTo REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo Start Menu REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    Startup REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Templates REG_EXPAND_SZ %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
  4. If any Name, Type, or Value does not match the table in step 3, right-click the Value name, and then click Delete.
  5. In the left pane, right-click User Shell Folders, point to New, click Expandable String Value, type the Name value that you want from the table in step 3, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the value that you created in step 5, click Modify, type the value in the Value data box for the Value name, and then click OK.
  7. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
To let windows fix itself, click on the link below:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549

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