Installing SQL Server Express

I have:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM) - 10.50.1617.0 (X64)   Apr 22 2011 19:23:43   Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation  Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 <X64> (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

I want do the following additional installations:

1. Install SP3 x64
2. Install a second instance of SQl Server Express

Tell me everything will be okay. lol

Are there any hurdles I need to watch for?

Thank you.
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
You can install the second instance first, make sure that you select new installation and named instance during the installation. Later you can install SP3 for both the instances
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Right now, I have a pop up from Microsoft wanting to install sp3. If I can install sp3 now and then SQL Express later please give me an okay to do sp3 now which is a t my door step.

Otherwise, I will cancel it and do sp3 after installing the express version first.

Mike
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
>Otherwise, I will cancel it and do sp3 after installing the express version first.
I would go with this if you need to have another instance, otherwise the server update manager will pop up as soon as you install express edition. Anyway its your call
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
After accepting to install sp3 and rebooting the laptop, I sill have:

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM) - 10.50.1617.0 (X64)   Apr 22 2011 19:23:43   Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation  Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 <X64> (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

what action do I need to take to see it change to:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP3)...
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
seems like you haven't installed SP3

You can download it manually and install. Make sure that you choose the proper instance (if you have more than one ) during the installation..
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