Attempting to install SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 Service pack 1 (SP1) you are told that you need to restart the computer in the prerequisites. You restart the computer but receive the same message that a restart is needed. Shutting down the system fully, or performing a full virus scan still leaves the issue behind.
Some programs, notably Logitech webcams will leave behind a file rename operation registry key even though the operation completes.
The Microsoft SQL Server software checks to make sure no other installations or renames are pending, and checks this registry key.
Normally the key would get cleared after a restart, however the faulty software (again usually a logitech Webcam) will put the entry back in.
The solution is to remove the registry key in question and then re-run the requirements check in the SQL server 2008 installer, or the 2008 service pack (SP1) installer.
Once the installation is complete restart the computer
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