Sql server 2012/2014 Installation ERROR-' RESTART YOUR COMPUTER'


  • I realized, I wasn't using the same versions of sql server and sql server management studio, SO I uninstalled all theversions I had on my laptop. Now I'm trying to reinstall Sql server 2014 Express version, but i repeatedly get the same error to "RESTART YOUR COMPUTER".

    Although I did it a million times, it still shows the same error. I've tried following all the solutions in the discussion forums nothing seem to work.

    I tried deleting entries from PendingFileRenameOperations

    under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager...

    But to my surprise i somehow couldn't find it ' PendingFileRenameOperations ' under SessionManager.

    I tried installing sql server 2014 and sql server 2012, but both seem to give the same error...Restart your computer.

    My system (windows 8.1) is up to date on btw.

    I would be grateful if someone could tell me a solution to fix it.

    Thank You.

    • Edited by harshasrit Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:54 AM
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:48 AM

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