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Solved How to install sql server 2008 R2 on Windows 8

V2Solutions

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I tried running sqlexpress executable(SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe) on Windows 8 Consumer preview Build 8250. It throws compatibility issue.

I tried resolving this issue by doing "Windows feature turn off". But this edition does not allow me to save changes on Windows feature.

Kindly guide me whether Sql server 2008 R2 need any prerequesite or it can be installed by simply doing windows add feature.
 

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Calico

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V2Solutions

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Hello Calico,

I have tried installing SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 but insstaller throws warning :
An app on your PC needs the following windows feature :
.Net framework 3.5(includes .NEt 2.0 and 3.0)

Shall I conclude that it won't work without doing add fearures.
 

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Calico

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It does require .NET 3.5 SP1, so you'll have to add what you can from:

Control Panel/Programs and Features/Turn Windows Features on or off.

But I don't think that includes SP1, so you'll probably have to download that as well...
 

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  • OS
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    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
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    Corsair Obsidian
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V2Solutions

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Calico thanks.

I added .Net 3.5 windows feature from:

Control Panel/Programs and Features/Turn Windows Features on or off

and then installedSQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1.

It all went smoothly.

Thanks Alot
 

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Calico

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You're welcome :)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian
    Cooling
    Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    firefox
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