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I'm getting the following error when i try and install MSSQL 2008 on Windows Server Standard 2008 R2:


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You don't say what your Windows locale settings are. Please provide more information. – user3914 Jun 30 '10 at 21:11
I had the same problem, my media was French(France) but my OS region was French(Canada). I changed the region from French(Canada) to French(France) and it worked. – MusicAndCode Sep 3 '15 at 14:34
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I found this workaround from MS connect website:

Go to Control Panel, Regional Settings and change the "Format" language on the first section; close window, re-enter and change format back to your locale. Launch setup of SQL Server and now it should work.

Check out the other workarounds mentioned in the same site.

Also if you give more info about your environment more people will be able to help you.

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