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Cannot install SQL Server Express 2008...is incompatible

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  • I am trying to install SQL Server Express 2008 on my Windows XP Professional development machine. I get the error "SQL Server Express 2008 with Service Pack 1 is incompatilbe with product SQL Server 2005 Express Edition".

    I have SQL Server 2005 installed on my machine but not the Express Edition. I may have had the 2005 Express Edition installed at one time but removed it to install the full 2005 Edition. It's been a while since I did that.

    What steps do I take to get the 2008 Express Edition installed? We use SQL Server 2005 at my company and I still have to work with 2005 databases.
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 2:36 PM

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  • I was able to install SQL Server Express 2008 but not through the microsoft web interface. I had to download and install it to get past the exceptions that I got in the web interface.
    • Marked as answer by Nick K_ Wednesday, July 29, 2009 5:07 PM
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 5:07 PM

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