Error trying to Install Expression Studio 4.

When installing Microsoft Expression Studio 4 on Windows XP Professional, double clicking on the setup application brought up the following error:

Your computer is scheduled to restart. Restart your computer and run Setup to continue installing this Expression program.

Restarting the computer didn’t help but some advice on a Microsoft Expression forum about version 3 did.¬†Using regedit I found the Flags value in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\UpdateExeVolatile was set to 2. Changing this value to 0 instantly resolved the incident and Expression now installed correctly.

Using Registry Editor to resolve an error installing Microsoft Expression.

Regedit showing the corrected Registry entry.

3 thoughts on “Error trying to Install Expression Studio 4.

  1. Jus Commune

    Any idea what the registry path is for Windows 8.1? I have the same issue but the path is different!

    1. lllk


      1- Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager.
      2- Delete the PendingFileRenameOperations multi-string key.
      3- Try to run the setup wizard again.

  2. Lassuu

    I have windows 10, Expression Studio 3, and I get this same message; however, neither of the replies issues a resolve for me because I don’t have the folders explained in the other resolves.

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