Error 1402: Could not open key [x] when installing QuickBooks Point of Sale.

Error 1402: Could not open key [x] when installing QuickBooks Point of Sale.

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Error 1402: Could not open key [x]

When attempting to install, the following message is returned:

Error 1402: Could not open key: [Key name].

Why this is happening

This error can be caused by an issue with Windows user privileges or by problems with locked Windows Registry keys.

How to fix it