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problem with visual studio 2008 databases

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
Hi, I'm new to VS 2008. And as a uni project, we had to create a doctor surgery databases as a group. However, when one of my group member sent me part of her work and when I tried to open it in my VS 2008, I failed to open the database she created. The error was :    " [the database] cannot be opened because it is version 655. This server supports version 612 and earlier. A downgrade path is not supported." I did some research on the Internet and found out that I have SQL server 2005 installed and my friend is probably using SQL server 2008. So I download the SQL server 2008 from the Internet and it was successfully installed in my computer. So now I have both SQL server 2005 and 2008. However when I tried to open the database again, another error occured saying : "This server version is not supported. Only server up to MS sql server 2005 are supported." again I did some research on the Internet and people are saying I have to install the SQL server 2008 SP1 for it to work. But when I'm about to proceed to the installing process, an error appear saying: "there are no sql server instances or shared features that can be updated on this computer". Now I really have no idea what to do... I've been trying to open that database for like 10 hours, and it still won't work. Can anyone please help.

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