Can I have both sql2005 server and sql epxress server installed and co-exist on my XP pc?

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
SQL 2005 SERVER was installed first on my XP.  I now install the sql express 2005 and I get a warning message about running come sqlupdate commond in DOS command line to change my sql 2005 version.  What does this mean?
Question by:lapucca
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    it means that your sql express setup tries to install using the existing instance name, and as that one is higher in version/edition, the setup refuses.

    so, you have to modify the setup setting to install a named instance, ie a distinct name from the existing one.

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    Thank you.

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