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Installing SQL Server 2008: Rule "SQL Server 2005 Express Tools" failed

Hi Experts,

Trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2 and I keep getting the above Installation rule error (Windows 7).

I've renamed then removed Reg keys then folders then did complete uninstall of SQL Server 2005 (with periodical reboots) but I still get the error.

I've tried removing Program Files\Miscrosoft SQL Server\90 but windows is saying it's being used by another program plus I've also still got SQL Server processes running despite an uninstall. Cancelling the processes makes no difference.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
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ComfortablyNumbAuthor Commented:
Hi Evil,

Sorry I've seen that post and that registry entry definitely does not exist on my PC. Have never installed SQL Prompt - would have remembered paying £200!!
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EvilPostItCommented:
Try uninstalling SQL Prompt and the retry the install.
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ComfortablyNumbAuthor Commented:
I dont have it installed - well I've never actually installed it...
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ComfortablyNumbAuthor Commented:
I've actually got it working - Finally! It turned out that SQL Server Management Studio was still installed. God knows why that should make a difference but there you go.

Thanks for ya help anyway Evil....

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EvilPostItCommented:
Was gonna suggest that but hey, at least you got it fixed.
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ComfortablyNumbAuthor Commented:
Thanks for ya help anyway. Have a coll weekend!
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