When installing SolidWorks 2017 i get error message "A Windows reboot is pending from a previous installation" When I ignore it and continue the install I end up with corrupt assemblies.
I believe that these two issues are no directly related. The warning about "A Windows reboot is pending from a previous installation" is to head off issues with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation that can crop up if a Windows update has been installed but the machine has not reboot yet. In my experience, rebooting the machine never makes the message go away so just reboot once and you can move on with your installation.
The issue with corrupt files seems to be something getting reported a lot around these forums with the release of 2017. I haven't seen any fix on why this occurs but you may want to make sure you are not encountering things we normally see causing corruptions. Namely, if you are seeing crashes in the program you would want to make sure your hardware drivers are up-to-date (Graphics Card Drivers | Hardware & System Requirements | SOLIDWORKS). Corruption occurs if a crash interrupts the save process. Similar to that, if you store and access files from a bare network (not using PDM) network traffic will impact saving. I have seen high network traffic cause file corruption during saving. For that you need to consider either working locally or implementing a PDM system.
Thanks Ryan. I will address the issues separately.
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