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comment Installing SQL Server 2005 Express on Windows 8
I was hoping there was a way to do this in a professional manner. There are various compatibility modes in Windows so that older software would run anyway, are there not? I was hoping there was a way to use this in a technically valid manner. The current version if this software is the last one before migrating to a web based solution, and we were hoping we would not have to make such a drastic change as changing to a different SQL server edition. Obviously, we'll have to migrate to SQL 2008. Thanks for your answers.
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comment Installing SQL Server 2005 Express on Windows 8
SQL Server 2012 will exclude a vast amount of our customers who need or want to run Windows XP, so this is a definite no go. As much as we all would like to use the latest cutting edge technology things seldom work like this in the real world. We are perfectly prepared to migrate to SQL Server 2008 though, but I just wanted to explore all possible options before we do so. Am I not allowed? Please, I'm looking for answers, not a fight. :)
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comment Installing SQL Server 2005 Express on Windows 8
If this version of SQL Server was truly incompatible with Windows 8 we would naturally migrate to SQL 2008 Express. In reality though 2005 Express IS compatible. Do you know of any resources that explain exactly how and why 2005 Express is not compatible with Win8? I couldn't find anything other than terse statements that it's not compatible without any technical reasoning.
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comment Installing SQL Server 2005 Express on Windows 8
The need to suppress these messages is not for me, but for the end users of the software which installs MSSQL 2005 Express as part of its own installation. The messages will only scare the customers and generate massive amounts of support requests. Obviously MSSQL 2005 Express works just fine on Windows 8, so these message serve no practical purpose and will only waste both our time and the time of our customers.
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comment SQL Server 2005 Express on Windows 7: Service does not start during installation
The SQL Server installer is being downloaded during the installation of another piece of software. This has worked on many systems before, Windows 7 included, and the installer is being downloaded from here: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=83387
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