I have SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition 9.00 1399.06 running on Windows XP. I have upgraded to a Windows 7 64-bit computer, and have attempted to install SQL Server on this machine. The install procedure failed, probably because I was installing
from a copy of the install disks on a USB drive rather than the original CDs. (I am carrying out the upgrade in a different country to my office and I did not want to risk losing the original install CDs).
The install failed, and I realised that I had to install from CDs. I then uninstalled all the SQL Server programs. However, the uninstall procedure told me the program was already uninstalled. However, when I try to reinstall from
CDs, I am told that SQL Server Database Services, Analysis Servics, Notification Services and Integration Services are already installed.
Therefore I am at an impasse. I cannot uninstall the programs and I cannot reinstall the programs. I have tried a registry cleaner (CCleaner) to get rid of registry settings and removed all SQL Server folders, but to no avail.
How do I progress without having to reformat my entire computer? I cannot believe that an installation procedure can be so limited - why isn't a reinstall option offered even if the computer records the programs to be present?
I look forward to some suggestions on how to fix this.
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