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I tried installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on my machine running Windows 7 starter but got an error:

An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,version="8.0.50727.1833",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",processorArchitecture="x86",type="win32"'. Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x800736B3.

Is there a way to fix this? Or is SQL Server 2008 not compatible with my OS??

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Here is the list of the officially supported Windows versions for SQL Server 2008 R2: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506.aspx.

As it could be expected, Windows 7 Starter is not a supported O.S. for any SQL Server 2008 R2 edition; I personally don't think this means that it would technically not be able to run there... but it's definitely not supported.

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Note: all other Win7 editions are supported for SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer edition. –  Richard Jul 24 '11 at 7:44

Known bug, KB 961894?

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