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When you try to install Microsoft Visual Studio .NET or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you may receive the following error message:
Setup has detected that another program requires the computer to reboot. You must reboot the computer before installing Visual Studio .NET Prerequisites. Once the system reboots, you need to restart setup. Click OK to reboot. Click Cancel to exit setup and install later.
When you run a Setup program to install any application, Setup may try to update some files that your operating system is currently using. For example, Setup may try to rename or to delete these files. If Setup cannot update these files, Setup sets the
PendingFileRenameOperationsregistry entry to a non-empty value. You must manually restart your computer to update the files that your operating system was using during the installation process.
If you do not restart your computer, these files are not updated. If you then try to install another application (such as Visual Studio .NET), Microsoft Windows Installer determines that the
PendingFileRenameOperationsregistry entry is not empty. Therefore, you receive the error message that appears in the "Symptoms" section of this article.
To resolve this problem, use any one of the following methods:
Steps to reproduce the behavior
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312779/ )Visual Studio .NET Readme (Part 1)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316250/ )Visual Studio .NET Readme (Part 2)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822354/ )Visual Studio .NET 2003 Readme (Part 1)
822355For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web sites:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822355/ )Visual Studio .NET 2003 Readme (Part 2)
Article ID: 830608 - Last Review: January 17, 2007 - Revision: 3.3