SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express will not install on Windows 8 64 bit

Hello Experts,

I have installed SQL Server 2005 express on two Windows 8 machines. They both have a 64 bit OS.

The First machine works fine. Database service and Management Studio express both installed fine.

On the 2nd machine (This is the important one of course), The SQL service installs just fine but Management Studio Express does not (The Configuration tools APPS did install). The installation completes normally but Management Studio Express does not show up as an installed program and the file (SSMS.exe) is not present.

 Does anyone know why Management Studio Express will not install on Windows 8 laptop machine?

Thanks!
SaxitalisAsked:
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TempDBACommented:
Did you get any errror message while installation? Can you try installing ssms again?
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SaxitalisAuthor Commented:
No Error message - have tried several times ...
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McKnifeCommented:
As you have proven on your other machine: it should work. Now you will either need to find the configuration difference or you should try a more modern version of sql express - how about it? Does it have to be 2005?
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TempDBACommented:
Can you try downloading ssms and re-installing if that helps.
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SaxitalisAuthor Commented:
2012 works fine
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McKnifeCommented:
So you took my advice to install a newer version?
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