I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008 Express on my Windows XP Pro machine and I've already been through the loops of having .net 3.5 (and ended up needing .net 3.5 SP1 Beta). Now my last, and hopefully final, issue is to fix the following error:
When I begin my install SQL 2008 runsÃÂ "Setup Support Rules" and I fail on the last step which is labelel 'Consistency validation for SQL Server registry keys'.
"Rule 'Consistency validation for SQL Server registry keys' failed". The SQL Server registry keys from a prior installation cannot be modified. To continue, see SQL Server Setup documentation about how to fix registry keys.
1.) I can't find the documentation
2.) How do I fix this?
Note: I did have SQL 2005 Express installed which I uninstalled prior to my attempt of installing SQL 2008 Express
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