I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 (which came with SP1) installed.
SQL Server 2008 Express never worked - Windows 7 won't allow the Management Studio to be installed and VWD was asking for SQL Server 2005.
Looking on the web, I found advice to try the 32 bit version of SQL Server instead. This would work with VWD, apparently. I referred to these instructions (http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/3/163A851B-D956-42E9-B426-F5C0EBE6B654/ReleaseNotes.htm)
and used the latest links and instructions, but I could not install SQL Server at all - apparently something to do with WOW64...
This has been going on for a WHILE and I'm going nuts. I am reluctant to uninstall VWD and start again, because I had to manually fix a few things, and now it's working... PLEASE can someone tell me of a working configuration, I have read SO
MUCH advice on this, and none works, including those release notes (unless I missed something) :(
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