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Posted - 01/19/2013 :  12:29:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I keep getting errors when I try to install SQL server 2008 R2. It will go in but not the database and that is what I need installed. Can SQL server 2008 r2 be install on windows 7? Can someone please help me I been trying to figure this out for days.

This is when I try to manual start the sql server mssqlserver.

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Posted - 01/19/2013 :  15:02:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Were there any errors when you installed the server? You can look in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log for the error logs
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Posted - 01/20/2013 :  11:09:53  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
snorris0825 - check this links for supported platforms .Windows 7 is included for ceratin versions

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Posted - 01/20/2013 :  11:51:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To add to Jack's suggestion:

2008R2 requires .Net Framework 3.5 SP1. You can check if you 3.5 SP1 by navigating to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Net Framework Setup\NDP\3.5. The version number should be 3.4.30729.nnnn. If you don't have it, you will need to install it. If you don't have access to registry, look up the Product Version of some of the exe's in %systemroot%\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.5

Also, googling for the error message that you posted, I ran into this page:

Look way down in the thread for the answer by Reelix - several people responded that his suggestions solved similar problems for them
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