Hi again,

        I was just installing a InfoPath related package for InfoPath 2013, on Windows 8 and I ran into the following error:

Cannot create InfoPath.ExternalApplication object. Error code = 0x80080005

 

no matter what I did, I could not seem to get around it and there appears to be very little help on the internet for it.  I tried the following:

  1. Run in Compatibility mode
  2. Run in an elevated permission command prompt
  3. Made sure I was a local admin
  4. repaired InfoPath just in case it had an issue

None of the above fixed the problem.  I then saw a issue on TechNet relating to InfoPath "How to Use the Query Builder for View Filters and Advanced Searches" (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307922) and figured I would give that a go.

 

I altered the reg key to match my version of office:

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\

and created a sub key called "QueryBuilder"

 

When I restarted the installation of the InfoPath related package, it all installed and ran perfectly. So I thought I would make a note :)

 

Catch you later.

 

M