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I am trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition on my Windows XP computer, and everything goes smoothly until it gets to the step called "Install_sql_bids_loc_1033_Action : RollBackCleanup.  Removing backup files."  I have un-installed and re-installed many times but it still won't work.  I have attached a screenshot of my problem.  I can continue to interact with the install (cancel button works) but it won't continue from this step.

Thanks in advanced!
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Install errors can be a right pain in the proverbial. Often best to clean up what ever has been registered, make sure you have all the lastest service packs, and start again... Which I see you have tried, but you may need to manually browse to various file locations and physically remove.

But, there is some "homework" to do first and maybe the following will help (sorry about the reading) :

Do you have 2005 or earlier installed as well ? In which case there is a bit more that could be complicating life...

Have you seen this ? http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/Workaround.aspx?FeedbackID=367010

I have heard that "unless you remove the SQL 2005 client you cannot install SQL 2008 Client"  see : http://www.asql.biz/Articoli/SQLX08/Art1_5.aspx
It does talk about express, but is doing the "tools" version and is the same engine, so though it might be of some benefit...

Manny has a step by step installing 2008 on a 2005 box - shows a couple of interesting things : http://blogs.techconception.com/manny/2008/09/13/SQLServer2008EnterpriseEditionInstallationExperience.aspx

Do you have SQL Prompt installed ? http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqldbatips/archive/2008/08/14/sql-2008-install-blocked-on-express-tools-but-actually-due-to-sql-prompt.aspx

Also, Keep a watch out for "SQL Server 2008 Cumulative Update" currently : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956717/en_us



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Thanks a bunch, Mark!  You were very helpful and gave me many steps to solve my problem.
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So, using Mark's solution(s), I did a combination of re-insetall and reading some of the pages that he linked to.

After uninstalling ALL SQL server 2005 products  (I think that ended up being the problem), it installed smoothly without a problem.

Thanks!
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