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Error installing sql server 2008 r2 from iso download

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  • Having some issues where after downloading the 2008 sql server developer r2 from the licensing website.  When I click on the setup.exe file I get this message. This SQL Server Setup media is not supported on a X64 system. To continue, run the SQl Server Setup media that matches your system.

    There is only 1 download in the licensing center so I dont know where the other media would be.  If I extract the files to another folder and than click the setup.exe file the dos window pops up for a second but it doesn't install.

    Anyone know of what I am doing wrong or why I am getting that error message?  This is all very new to me, with 2005 I bought a cd and installed from that but this is a new pc and wanted to take advantage of some of the additional features 2008 has.  Operating system is windows 7 pro 64 bit.

    Thanks in advance,

    Sal


    • Edited by sal smith Friday, March 22, 2013 8:45 PM title
    Friday, March 22, 2013 8:42 PM

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