Sunday, June 27, 2010

Remove sql server 2005 express tools - Installing SQL Server 2008

I was trying to install SQL Server 2008 Express edition, and installation wizard was not allowing me to proceed further unless I remove SQL Server 2005 Express tools.

I tried removing SQL Server 2005 Express tools from Uninstall Program window, but still the same error continues.  In order to fix this you must remove following registry key from registry.

Solution
1) Open Run Menu and type regedit.
2) It will open Registry Editor
3) Now go to following location.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Microsoft > Microsoft SQL Server > 90

4) Remove Registry Key 90.

Now try to install SQL Server 2008 and it would work this time.

16 comments:

Kells said...

Thanks! To effectively install the SQL server you need to review the installation requirements, system configuration checks, and security considerations for a SQL Server installation. Keep in mind also that users are required to confirm acceptance of the software license terms as an individual or on behalf of an entity.

sharmajaanu said...

Thanks for posting the solution to remove SQL server 2005 express tools
It works!

N0Sman said...

thank youu !

Gal Gal said...

Thanks a lot.
Now I can install SQL server 2008 successfully.

Stevie said...

it works. i can now continue installing sql server express 2008 r2. thank you.

Nitin said...

Thanks buddy... It did worked...

Nitin said...

Thanks buddy. It worked...

Lim Jia Xiang said...

thank you so much !!

Nid said...

thanks aton ..it works :)

haragy said...

Perfect

Võ Chí Tân said...

Thank u very much !

kumar said...

Thanks

Steve Mukawa said...

Thank you very much!

rajesh said...

it really works-rajesh.

Dũng NT said...

many thanks, it works fine

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