I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, but there is just no way to make it work.
I have tried changing the values in the registry as said
But it does not help, nor can I find all the values that are mentioned.
I have tried most parts of the KB article
But what I could do, does not help, and I cant find the .dat files mentioned, anywhere.
I'm running a Windows 7 installation virutally with Parallels Desktop on a mac for the only intrerst of using VWD/VS C# expresses and the MS SQL Server. I have even tried to just delete the entire windows installation, reinstalling windows again and
then opening IE downloading SQL Server the first thing I do and it still fails as default...
I can't se why it should not work. I mean the system is made by Microsoft just like the programs I'm trying to install, so with even them beeing a missfit, go figure why I'm on a mac. I obviously do not know enough about this stuff to fix the registry,
I've tried lots of different cleaning programs and stuff, but nothing helps, so what do I do? just give up?
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