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I try to install SQL2008 enterprise ON WINDOWS 7 64bit & 32bit but I got the same error when I installed it I chose instance feature only and the error which I got "on Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes."

How can I solve this problem please try to discuss step by step because I read some solutions but didn't work

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what is "instance feature only"? – Gennady Vanin Геннадий Ванин Aug 28 '10 at 7:25

As far as I know, SQL2008 (and R2) Enterprise won't install on a Workstation OS - only Server.

SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise OS requirements

SQL 2008 Enterprise OS requirements

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The only editions of SQL Server that will run on client OSs are Developer (which is only licensed for development and test) and Express. – Richard Aug 28 '10 at 9:42

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