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Consider a problem installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7 x64. The installer gives some WoW64 error.

Is it possible to install a 32-bit version of SQL Server 2008 on a 64-bit OS like Windows 7 x64?

If so, can you suggest how to get around the WoW64 exception?

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According to this the 32-bit version of SQL is supported on Windows 7 64-bit.

But you're going to need SQL 2008 with SP1.

If you don't have a piece of SQL media with SP1 already on it then you'll need to make a slipstreamed disk for yourself. Luckily, in SQL 2008 they added the ability to make a slipstream copy with SP1 in it, and MS provides instructions here.

You can get the SQL 2008 SP1 installer here.


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ok.. thanks will give it a try... – Vikrant Feb 24 '10 at 22:11

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