"Error 1612. The installation source for this product is not available" error message when you install or remove Office XP Service Pack 1

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When you try to install or remove Microsoft Office XP SP-1, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Error 1612. The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.


 This issue may occur if you have one or more stand-alone versions of a Microsoft Office XP program, such as Microsoft FrontPage 2002, Microsoft Publisher 2002, or Microsoft Access 2002 installed on your computer and the source and/or cache file registration is damaged.


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1. Run the FixIt from the following article:

How to fix MSI software update registration corruption issues

2. Run Office XP SP1 again

Article ID: 325084 - Last Review: Sep 13, 2011 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition