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Problems installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7 Pro

I'm having no luck. I've tried installing SQL Server 2008 Express on my Windows 7 Pro box about 4 times now. Each time it installs the 'setup files required' then does nothing. All I can do is click the 'New ... or Add Features...' link to try starting again but get the same results each time. Any developers experienced this before?
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RiteshShahCommented:
before we do anything else, can you please run following command in command prompt (DOS prompt) and tell whether anything is coming as a result or not?

osql -L

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AJS_DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Output:

'osql' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Try uninstalling any incomplete installations and try installing once..
Make sure that you

* Are logged in using Admin rights
* Copying the Installation contents from DVD to local machine and try
* Necessary pre-requisites are installed in machine like .Net Framework 3.5 sp2 and Windows installer 4.1
* Right click Setup.exe and choose Run as Administrator and try..
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AJS_DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help rrjegan17. In the end the issue was caused by not using the Web Installer (even though I was using the installer files it downloads for me). For some reason I have to re-download the whole thing every time I do an install and it works fine only then.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Thanks for sharing the solution..
Then it should be because of some files captured in installer which might be causing the issue ( I hope)..
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