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How to Upgrade SQL Server Express 2008 SP1 to SP2

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

I have downloaded SQL Server Express 2008 SP2 installation and want to upgrade an existing SQL Server Express 2008 SP1 to SP2.

However I cannot seem to find out to do this. I have tried using the /ACTION=UPGRADE, at some point in the installation there comes a choice of which SQL instance to upgrade but the SQL Server Express (SP1) does not show up in the list.

Does anyone know how to run this upgrade to get SP1 to SP2?

Note this is being run and Windows XP SP3.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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