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Edition WOW64 Platform Error on Widnows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to install the SQL server Express Edition 2008 R2. but, I am getting the error "Edition WOW64 Platfrom - Failed". I am using the setup file "SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU", which has been downloaded MS.

    Below are my system details.

    OS : Win7 Ultimate 64-bit

    CPU : Core i5, Second Generation

    RAM : 8GB

    Free Space in HDD : About 60 GB

    I guess, I don't have any problem with machine SPECS, but only with installation media.

    Can any one help me ??

    Saturday, January 11, 2014 3:46 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU can only be installed on 32-bit machine. Download the larger SQLEXPR.EXE and install it.

    See the install instructions: SQLEXPR32.EXE is a smaller package that can be used to install SQL Server Express on 32-bit operating systems only. The larger SQLEXPR.EXE package supports installing onto both 32-bit and 64-bit (WOW install) operating systems.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 - Express Edition

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26729

    Thanks.


    Tracy Cai
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Monday, January 20, 2014 2:37 AM
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:30 AM

All replies

  • Please see this link:

    Cannot install SQL 2008 32-bit on a 64-bit platform


    sqldevelop.wordpress.com

    Saturday, January 11, 2014 4:48 AM
  • Hello,

    Please download and install SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Service Pack 1 included from the following link and you will see the installation will be successful this time:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26729

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:30 AM
  • Hello,

    I have tried this but still I am getting the same error.

    Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:13 AM
  • Let me what saeid also told.
    Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:13 AM
  • Hi,

    The link is suggesting me to download the Download the x64 RC0 installation media.

    It doesn't matter how much I tried... I am unable to download it

    Can some one provide me the link for it??



    Sunday, January 12, 2014 3:19 AM
  • Hello,

    Could you please try to extract the content of the SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU to a local folder and run setup from there using the following command:

    SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU /x:C:\Tempo

    Where Tempo is a folder created on the root of the C:\ drive.

    Please disable any security suite or antivirus software.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Sunday, January 12, 2014 8:57 PM
  • Hi,

    SQLEXPR32_x86_ENU can only be installed on 32-bit machine. Download the larger SQLEXPR.EXE and install it.

    See the install instructions: SQLEXPR32.EXE is a smaller package that can be used to install SQL Server Express on 32-bit operating systems only. The larger SQLEXPR.EXE package supports installing onto both 32-bit and 64-bit (WOW install) operating systems.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 - Express Edition

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26729

    Thanks.


    Tracy Cai
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Monday, January 20, 2014 2:37 AM
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:30 AM