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I installed SQL EXPRESS 2008 Advanced then I downloaded 64 bits Management Studio. It says install service pack 1 for SQL. I downloaded service pack 1, it says nothing to update :(

So how do I install management studio?

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You've come to the wrong place but it is undeniable that the installer for the 2008 version of this product is historically awful. – Kirk Woll Oct 12 '10 at 21:19
ok should I delete from here then ? – user46250 Oct 12 '10 at 22:08
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Depending on your OS you may need to look at re-installing SQL Server 2008 Express w Advanced with SP1 slipstreamed into the installation.

Here's a guide on how you can do it. How are your robocopy skillz?

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This is a good answer but we really need some more details: What OS are you using? Are you only attempting to install Management Studio? – Robert Kaucher Oct 12 '10 at 23:32
thank you very much seems very clever. – user46250 Oct 19 '10 at 18:44

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