IE6 Installation Problem

I helped a user do a repair installation of Windows 2000. After reinstallation, I had to install IE6 again. When I ran ie6setup.exe, it says

“A previous installation has pending work requiring s reboot. you need to restart your computer to complete the installation before running Internet explorer. Setup will now close.”

. The problem persists even after I reboot the machine for several times. I tried several suggestions that I found on web but they all failed to resolve the problem. Finally, I found this solution. Just open up regedit.exe and browse to this key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

Find the PendingFileRenameOperations value and delete it.

My readers said this works for Adobe CS3 installation, too.

  • Stephan

    Tnx 😀

    i needed it 😉

  • Derrick

    Holy crap! Thank you, thank you thank you. You know how long I’ve been searching for an answer like this. I didn’t have the problem with IE6 but with an Adobe CS3 installation. All is good in the world now.

  • joe

    thnks man

  • sam

    this worked for adobe CS3 perfectly!

  • fs

    I went to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

    and I found the “FileRenameOperations” value and delete it. However the system doesn’t allow me to delete the value. Value data: 0000.
    What can I do ?


  • amida168

    Make sure you use an admin account to change it.