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Cannot install SQL server express 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have uninstalled 2005 express, and tried installing 2008 express with tools via the wpi launcher

    After getting as far as required to reboot to complete installation message, the installation then extracts a few more files before giving the error message "cannot find path"

    It then bombs out

    Same place every time i already have VWD 2008 express installed. Im going to try the standalone installer, but im expecting the same result.

    any ideas?
    Thanks.
    Saturday, October 10, 2009 12:28 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You mean that the error occured when extracting the setup.exe file, right? If so, you can extract the file manually using command line, like: E:\Software\SQLServer>setup.exe \x

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    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:57 AM

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  • Standalone installer bombs out even earlier with "the system cannot find the path specified" after about 20 secs

    Saturday, October 10, 2009 12:30 AM
  • Hi,

    You mean that the error occured when extracting the setup.exe file, right? If so, you can extract the file manually using command line, like: E:\Software\SQLServer>setup.exe \x

    Have a nice day,
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:57 AM