Cancelling a Scheduled chkdsk (Check Disk)

  1. Boot from the Windows 10 DVD / install media
  2. [SHIFT]+[F10] to reveal a command prompt
  3. REGEDT32 to open registry editor
  4. Highlight HKLM > File > Load Hive
  5. Navigate to the local system disk :\Windows\System32\config and open [SYSTEM]
  6. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\<LOADED HIVE NAME>\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\ and edit the BootExecute MULTI-SZ value to read only: autocheck autochk *
  7. Reboot
  8. tadaa!

Export Windows Registry

To complete a full registry backup of Windows:


  1. Open [regedit] via the start menu search or a RUN command
  2. Highlight [Computer] at the top of the tree within regedit
  3. Click [File] > [Export] and then save the backup somewhere safe

Pending File Rename Preventing Install

I had to install some Dell software but kept receiving the message “Unable to complete the installation due to pending file rename operation” on Windows 10 Enterprise.
Renaming the registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperationsOLD allowed me to complete the installation.

Microsoft Registry Windows

Windows 7 Safe Mode Enable Windows Installer

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSafeBootNetworkMSIServer or HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSafeBootMinimalMSIServer change “Default” reg_sz value to “@Service”


Windows Safe Mode Install Registry Key

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00