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What caused error message, "A previous installation has pending work requiring a reboot,..."? It does this even after reboot several times.

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You have to edit the registry. This worked for me when I ran into this issue:
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior: 1. Restart your computer, and then run Internet Explorer Setup.

If restarting your computer does not resolve the issue, go to step 2. WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
4. Locate and click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

5. Locate and delete any PendingFileRenameOperations values in the key.
6. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
7. Quit Registry Editor.

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  • Technochic
    Would you please provide more details? What version and SP level of Windows? Were there any changes before this error started occuring? Do you have the event id number and can you provide the entire event info?
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  • Dwiebesick
    You can try Microsoft's msi clean up tool. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301 This link will give you more information regarding its use. As Technochic said, it would help to know more about your situation. dmw
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  • Chippy088
    I would suggest using something like ccleaner instead of actually trying to edit the registry yourself. ccleaner has a registry cleaning routine that will do this sort of thing for you. The problem lies with the installation not terminating properly. It happens. (A lot more than it should.) Cause could be any amount of things. It may be a program hanging and the OS terminating it before restart, did you install a lot of things at the same time? Not a good idea, as they might be trying to use the same registry entry as re-entry point. Do an uninstall, and then run the installer again.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Try out this, Start Internet Explorer > Tools menu >Internet Options. Click Advanced tab > And select Disable script debugging check box. Now click to clear the Display a notification about every script error check box. Click Apply, and then click OK. Though this is very rare error ....
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