The MapInfo Pro 16 installer restarts computer without any notice

Products Affected: MapInfo Pro™, MapInfo® Runtime, MapBasic®

Issue

When installing MapInfo Pro™ 16, the installer forces the machine to restart without any notice after installing the prerequisites.

Cause

If the machine has a pending reboot and the installation of the C++ 2015 Runtime overwrites one of those files that was previously overwritten, then the machine restarts on it own.

Resolution

UPDATED: May 7, 2020
The issue has been fixed for the localised releases of MapInfo Pro, Runtime and MapBasic®. The fix is to replace the setup.exe by downloading this from our website or requesting this through the account manager.

Alternatively you can download and install the setup prerequisites manually and then run the installer again.