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How to delete Default Instance Sql Server 2005 Complelely and keep named Sql2005 Instance

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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Hi all,

Background: Installation of Sql 2005 - had problem with missing SSRS.

I originally installed Sql2005 default instance on my Dell / Vista Laptop.
I had trouble with NOT seeing Reporting Services installed ( because of IIS7 not being configured right).
and then used the screen to "uninstall" the Default Instance.

I then configued IIS7 correctly and reinstalled Sql 2005 using a named instance Sql2005
and Reporting Services installed fine this time.
So, I then try to UPGRADE to  Sql 2005 sp2 and I can't because the installer is
still "seeing" the original "Default Instance".
Also, the Windows Services was still showing the Original Instance too.

Q. How do I delete the named instance completely, so that I can run my Sql 2005 sp2 upgrade on my named instance ?

Is this easy to do ?

Thanks, Paul
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