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Will SSCE install "kill" apps?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 09, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I hope I'm in the right forum for SSCE? 

I'm a student developing with VB and trying to incorporate a DataBase into my project.
I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad T61, VISTA Business, and Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition.

There is a folder containing SSCE already on my machine.  It's titled "Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition".  I think it was loaded by some app like my wireless modem.  I say this because when I uninstalled SSCE via Control Panel's "Add/Delete" (I didn't think it was needed) the wireless modem quit.  I fixed this from a full back-up.

My question is, if I install SSCE with the download from MS (SSCERuntime-ENU-x86.msi), will the install overwrite the current copy (I think yes) and cause the apps that are using the current copy to stop working?

Also, is there a "Management Studio" version that works with Compact Edition?

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