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I am trying to install Sql Server 2008 R2 Data Center Edition on Windows 8 but I am getting this message: "This program has compatibility issues" Is it save to install it anyway? Maybe someone has tried and it worked well.

What is the version that should be installing?


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closed as off topic by Shane Madden, freiheit, Michael Hampton, Sven, MDMarra Oct 28 '12 at 1:25

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What do you mean by 'safe'? I'd also hope you're not planning on running a production database (and if you're running data center edition, you'd probably want to be spending the money($60K a processor!) on either a production, or a test system and not a dev's personal system) on a 'workstation'/'consumer' grade OS. Go get yourself a copy of SQL server express. – Journeyman Geek Oct 28 '12 at 1:00
"Get"? It comes with Visual Studio. Try your Visual Studio install again... – Michael Hampton Oct 28 '12 at 1:07
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Microsoft says you're in good shape, if and only if you apply service pack 1.

Why are you installing this in a desktop OS though?

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