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I am installing sql server 2008 sp1 enterprise developer edition. But I am unable to install the sql server 2008 sp1. I have Vs 2008 sp1(professional edition) installed on my laptop. Do i need to uninstall Vs 2008 sp1 to install Sql server 2008 sp1. Please let me know Thanks.

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You shouldn't need to uninstall VS to install SS. You might get more help over at serverfault.com. –  Jay Riggs Aug 25 '10 at 16:10
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You're installing Enterprise Edition on a laptop? Does your laptop meet the Hardware and Software Requirements for Enterprise Edition (especially the O/S requirements)? –  Joe Stefanelli Aug 25 '10 at 16:18
    
Hi Joe, Sorry Its developer edition. My laptop meets the hardware and software requirements. –  Anonymous Aug 25 '10 at 17:16
    
Can you provide any more details on the installation failure? Any error messages, etc. –  Joe Stefanelli Aug 25 '10 at 18:09
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I've run into issues with installing SQL over a SQL Express install (which comes with VS 2008). A quick search turned up instructions on how to remove the Express components. It's for 2005, but I believe these are still applicable:

http://www.jwc3.net/2008/05/installing-sql-server-2005-after-visual.html

Hope this helps.

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