MSDE for windows 7


  • Hi,

    I am using windows 7 Home premium 64 bit on my laptop. I have some problems installing a software because it need MSDE to run properly. I had try using compatibility option, but the result is still the same. Plus, my laptop doesn't support XP Mode. So, anyone have any idea to solve this?
    Monday, February 08, 2010 7:33 AM


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  • The status is the same for Vista and all OS after Vista, which includes both Windows 2008 and Windows 7.

    I do not know if you can somehow "make it work", but you will not get any Support from Microsoft.

    MSDE 2000 will exit mainstream support on 4/8/2008 and no new deployment agreements will be allowed after June 30, 2007.


    Yes, MSDE will be supported through the end of it's life cycle on the operating systems it is currently designed to run on.

    Monday, February 08, 2010 3:34 PM
  • MSDE is ***NOT*** supported on Windows 7.  It will not work.

    only SQL 2005 SP3 and SQL 2008 SP1 are supported.
    Tuesday, February 09, 2010 2:17 AM
  • But I dont understand why  installing msde2000 on windows 7 and my application connect and run ok. Please help?
    Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:33 AM
  • msde works well under win7 32bit for me. but need to setup with a strong sa password, using command.

    please try download the latest msde.  (release A?)

    and using setup /sapwd=yourstrongpassword   command to setup.

    you may also using a sql server 2008 express management studio to connect to the msde 2000 instance.

    Monday, October 25, 2010 10:29 AM