"A system restart is pending, restart computer" message (edit registry)
To delete the orphaned PendingFileRenameOperations registry key
- Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.
- You may want to back up the registry before making change.
- Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
- In the right navigation pane, right-click the PendingFileRenameOperations key and select Delete.
- Close Registry Editor.