Software install gives “setup has detected that your computer needs to be rebooted before continuing” error message.

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Software install gives “setup has detected that your computer needs to be rebooted before continuing” error message.

by Larry McFarlin
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If you get a “setup has detected that your computer needs to be rebooted before continuing” error message while installing software, and a reboot doesn’t do the trick, try the following:

Modify the Windows Registry

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlSession Manager
  3. In the right pane, right-click PendingFileRenameOperations, and then click Delete.
You should be able to install your software.

 

 

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