Install MS SQL Server on New Computer

Posted on 2013-05-11
Last Modified: 2013-05-12
My old machine is running Windows 7 Ultimate, My new machine runs Windows 8.

I am in the process of installing MS Sql Server 2005 on the new machine. It has been installed on the old machine for 3 years.

The installation fails.

Is Windows 8 a compatibility issue with the setup?
Question by:Dovberman
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39158079
sorry but SQL 2005 is not supported on Win 8/ Win Server 2012:


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ID: 39158180
Is SQL Server 2008 supported on Win 8?

I have SQL Server 2008 upgrade but needed to install SQL Server 2005 first.

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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39158331
SQL 2008 is supported (SP 3 necessary). You can install SQL 2008 RTM and have to update then to SP 3.
Why do you want to install 2005 first and do then the upgrade?
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ID: 39158754
My 2008 may be an upgrade that requires 2005 to be installed.
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Accepted Solution

Rainer Jeschor earned 300 total points
ID: 39159108
there is not technical upgrade version, its only the licensing paper. So you can install SQL 2008 directly with no issues.

Author Comment

ID: 39160010
I installed 2008 successfully.


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ID: 39160011
Thank you.

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