SQL Server 2005 Install Problem X64

Posted on 2009-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am attempting to install the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2005 (Developer Edition) on my Windows Vista (64-bit) machine and running into problems getting SQL Server Books Online and Workstation Components installed. I mistakenly installed the 32-bit version of SQL Server first and have since uninstalled it but my PC still thinks certain pieces of it (SQL Server Books Online and Workstation Components) exist. As a result, the 64-bit version of those products won't install. Everything else (e.g., the database engine) installs successfully.

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the 32-bit stuff that is causing the problem? It isn't as easy as a simple uninstall as the products do not appear in the list of programs that can be uninstalled.

I have attached a word doc with some screen shots that might be helpful.
Question by:cbridgman
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    Have a look at the link below -

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the link. I followed the instructions in the IBM KB article and all of the 64-bit SQL Server apps were uninstalled but a remnant of the 32-bit app remains. Afer running through the manual uninstall steps, I get the same result when I reinstall the 64-bit app ... it won't install either the SQL Server Books Online or Workstation Components because it thinks that a version already exists.

    Any other ideas?

    Accepted Solution

    The problem has been solved. I found a thread on another site that led me to the fix. I had to change permissions to a key in the registry. After doing that, the problem was resolved.

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