Some strange things have been happening with MS Word and Outlook lately, so I decided to do a repair of Office. The problem is that I get Error 1406:

Setup cannot write the value to the registry key \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BrowserHelperObjects\{D0498E0-45B7-42AE-A9AA-ABA463DBD3BF}. Verify that you have sufficient permissions to access the registry or contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) for assistance. For information about how to contact PSS see C:\Users\*******\AppData\Local\Temp\Setup000002d8\PSS10R.CHM

I have found various solutions online, but non of them work, including the Microsoft Fix-it. I thought that going into the registry and changing the permissions would work, but the particular key indicated in the error messages is missing.

Any ideas as to what I can do?