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I have a Win2003 64 bit server. Trying to install SQL 2005 Standard. The install tells me a previous install is still pending. I've rebooted to no avail. There is no SQL version listed in Add/Remove.

I've removed the support files, native client and C++. It should be noted that the uninstall took over 45 minuts for each of them as it would hang around 90%

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Try hunting through the registry for any rubbish it's left behind there. Start with what's under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server.

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+1 Good tip. This is where I go as a last resort. SQL 2008's installer is somewhat better, thankfully! – user3914 Jun 24 '10 at 0:01

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