Edition WOW64 Platform Error on Widnows 7


  • 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


  • 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


    Tracy Cai
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:30 AM

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