A system restart from a previous installation or update is pending error in SharePoint

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In this post we will discuss about an error which usually comes while running the setup.exe for Microsoft SharePoint server.

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Error Message:
Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
A system restart from a previous installation or update is pending. Restart your computer and run setup to continue.

Solution:
To solve this issue, you have to delete the following registry key.

To delete the FileRenameOperations registry key

Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.

Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
In the right navigation pane, right-click the PendingFileRenameOperations key and select Delete.

Close Registry Editor

This solution is applicable for both sharepoint 2010 and 2013 versions.

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