SQL Server 2019 Express Installation Error

Lakshmy Prasad 1 Reputation point

I am unable to install SQL Server 2019
The error message that I have been receiving is - sql server(setup exe) exit code decimal -2068054016-a previous installation required a reboot of the machine for changes to take effect. To proceed restart you computer and run set up again.
I have tried restarting the computer, however that didn't work.
Can someone please help.
Thanks in advance!

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Windows Server
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  1. Olaf Helper 40,656 Reputation points

    You used the completly wrong tag "openspec" = Open Specifications, has noth to do with SQL Server.

    That's a more a Windows issue, check the registry setting mention under "Pending Reboot Flags are in the Registry" at