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Today I was setting up PowerShell 2010 for testing on a VM and I ran into an issue during the install that is apparently quite common. I had successfully installed the prerequisites and was attempting to install the actual product when I got the following error.

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.
For the list of pre-requisites needed to install the product please refer to:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=106209
Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup.

After doing some research I found this link at Microsoft’s TechNet site about common installation issues. 

The fix for my dilemma was to find this registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations

To delete the orphaned PendingFileRenameOperations registry key  

  1. Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.
  2. Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
  3. In the right navigation pane, right-click the PendingFileRenameOperations key and select Delete.
  4. Close Registry Editor.

After deleting the registry key (MAKE A BACKUP JUST IN CASE) I was able to continue on and complete my installation of SharePoint 2010.

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