A system restart from a previous installation or update is pending

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I have this error when I want to update Windows 8 on my PC and I tried many different ways to install. I tried to make the updates manually and no chance to work. Nothing works and I don’t know what to do anymore. Can anyone help me please to fix this ? Why I cannot make the required updates ?

Thank you !

Setup Errors

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.

This product requires Windows Server Appfabric and all its features. Install Windows Server Appfabric with all features and re-run setup.

Windows Server Appfabric is not correctly configured. You should uninstall Server Appfabric and reinstall it using SharePoint Products Preparation Tool.

This product requires Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client.

For the list of pre-requisites needed to install the product please refer to:


Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup.

You can install all required prerequisites for this product by selecting the’Install software prerequisites’ option in the splash screen. See Help for more information.


Answered By 574765 points N/A #184219

A system restart from a previous installation or update is pending


Since the error message is saying about a pending restart because of a previous installation, try restarting your computer and then try again. Start the setup again after booting and then see what happens. If it doesn’t work, check if you have Microsoft AppFabric for Windows Server. If you don’t have it or you haven’t installed it yet, download it from Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server.

This is the latest update for Microsoft AppFabric and it supports Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7, and Windows 8 both x86 and x64 for non-server operating systems. For servers, Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 supports Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 both x86 and x64.

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