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SAP GUI installation issue.

Hi All,

I am trying to install SAP GUI640v16 on my machine (Windows XP).

In the middle of the installation, I'am getting an

error like:

Your computer needs to be restarted due to pending system changes. It is not safe to continue without a reboot.

How do i resolve it?

Thanks in advance.

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    Posted on Sep 08, 2006 at 02:04 PM

    Hi Rich & John,

    After rebooting and uninstalling the SAP GUI, I was able to install the SAP GUI.

    But, I'm unable to find the menu to launch the SAP GUI from Start--> Programs.

    In the Add/Remove programs window, i can see the SAP Front End in the list, but it doesn't display the size of the program.

    I am able remove the SAP GUI Front end program from the list.

    What is the reason for this?

    Thanks for help.

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      The SAPGUI is actually launched by SAPLogon or the Logon Pad. The default installation would place it in Start, All Programs, SAP Frontend, SAPlogon-Pad or SAPlogon.

      You can check your installation by clicking on Start, Run, typing


      and pressing Enter.



  • Posted on Sep 07, 2006 at 11:26 PM

    Have you tried rebooting, does it keep coming up with this message after reboot?


    RIch HEilman

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      I have only seen this at the beginning of the installation. You can check the following Registry Key to determine if a restart is required:


      Value in RegEdit Meaning

      0x00000000 (0) No pending restart.

      0x00000001 (1) A software update removal is pending a restart.

      0x00000002 (2) A software update installation is pending a restart.

      '// 0x00000003 (3) Both an installation and a removal are pending a restart.

      As Rich mentioned, cancelling the install, Restarting and re-running the installation should fix the problem.



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