Please restart your system first to continue setup

This error might occur while updating PDFCreator to a new version. 
In rare occasions the setup cannot delete the registry key PDFCreatorRestart after restarting your PC.

You can fix the issue by manually deleting the key from your registry.

The key  PDFCreatorRestart is located in one of the following path in your registry:

  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce 
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

There are two different options to delete these keys:

Using regedit (more complicated but comprehensible)

  1. Hold Windows+R to open RunI
  2. In the Run dialog, type regedit and click OK79d16fce8d65a628262aa436e1768f54.png
  3. In the Registry Editor dialog: Copy HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce into the "address bar" and confirm with the Enter Key 
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  4. If you can find the entry PDFCreatorRestart on the right side of the overview, perform a right-click onto the key and select Delete from the drop down menu. (compare to the picture above)
  5. Repeat steps 3. and 4. with HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  6. Restart the Setup

Using the Command Prompt (use the provided commands)

  1. Open the Windows Search using the Windows Key 
  2. Type cmd.exe into the search bar
  3. Right click the Command Prompt entry and click Run as administrator
  4. Copy paste the following command into the Command Prompt: reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\PDFCreatorRestart /f
  5. Confirm with the Enter Key
  6. Copy paste the following command into the Command Prompt: reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\PDFCreatorRestart /f
  7. Confirm with the Enter Key

Note: Please find Information about the reg delete command in the Windows documentation

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