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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Feature Pack

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I am trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Feature Pack on my Windows 8 box (64 bit, Intel processor)  Every time I try to install it comes back with a compatibility issue. I can successfully install on a Windows 7 box, just not on my Windows 8 box.  I have tried all kinds of work-arounds including making sure the .NET architecture was correct, etc.

I am stumped.  I have had no W8 issues until now.  Is there another MSQL server download for W8 64bit?  Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Apparently it is not a supported system System Requirements Supported Operating System
Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista  Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows XP; Windows XP Service Pack 3 Note: System requirements may vary among the install packages included in the Feature Pack. Note: When an MSI package is redistributed it must not be renamed, otherwise you may see failures if updates are installed for that package
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27596
However to make it work check out this article--using http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681562
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
You must apply Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 or a later update.
Note The RTM installation of the product is supported. But you need to install the respective service packs after the initial Setup is complete. Your SQL server 2008 installation is not supported unless you apply Service Pack 3 after you install the RTM edition. You will see the following message in the Solution Center page: compatibility mode
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lionelmm-  I am trying to use this Service Pack to access my data on my MSQL server on my Lan.  This suggests making sure I have 3.5 .net installed before I attempt an install if I am reading it right.  I have 3.5 .net installed and I still have the same problem.  Is there another download I should be looking for?
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Did you download the RTM version of SQL2008 and try to install that? If yes, did you try uninstalling .net 3.5 and reinstalling it? What version of Win8 do you have?
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I did install the RTM version of SQL2008.  I assume you only wanted me to install the viewer as that is where the problem lies.  I have uninstalled reinstalled .NET.  My system is X64,  Operating systems is - Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.  Is this fixed in 2012 MSql server ? Should I download that?
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No why are you only wanting the viewer? Aren't you trying to install SQL Server? When you are installing and you get the error can you get a screenshot and check the application event logs and tell me what shows up there please, thanks.
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Lionelmum-
     I got it fixed !!  My apologies for taking so long to get back to you.  I solved it by downloading the following package - Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Feature Pack at this URL Microsoft Server 2008 download.   I needed the ability to preview my data in SAP Business Objects Data Services.  When I would want to preview my results I would get an unable to display message which went beyond ODBC drivers.  With this download I installed the server but turned it off.  As a prelude to installing I de-installed every MSQL previous install.  

Thanks for  your help, it got me pointed the right direction.
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I ended up trying a variety of installs but this got me going in the right direction.
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