I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008 Express on my system. The system is Windows 7 and it currently has SQL Server 2008 & SP1 installed. I wanted to install Express to provide membership information when developing Visual Studio 2008 Web Applications. WHen I attempt to install SQL Server 2008 Express, I get a message that my system is incompatible and it wants me to install SP1 first (OK I have been thru this many times b4). When I attempt to install SP1, I get the You must restart this computer before installating SQL Server. I have read the responses to this questions and I have checked the registry settings. My PendingFileRenameOperations setting is empty.
Does anyone have any other thought for this issue?