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Installing SQL Server 2012 Express. Unspcified error encountered.

I am installing SQL server 2012 Express.
I downloaded SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43351
While installing all seems ok untill just after the first picture below and then I get the message in the second picture.
Any idea. What can I check?

Microsoft Framework 3.5.1 is activated.

Works good up to here
Error message
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Fritz Paul
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Check in the installation log. Should be in %programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Setup Bootstrap\Log
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Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
Hi Vitor,
There is no Microsoft SQL Server directory in Program files.
I also searched for 120 in Program files, but nothing there.
Any othet idea?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
That was only the standard location but if you gave another location during setup you need to check there. Try to search for "Bootstrap".
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Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
Hi Vitor,

The issue arises about 60 seconds after I started the  SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe file, before any communication with me.

I don't find the bootstrap anywhere on my laptop.

Does that give you a clue?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
It's strange.
Can you find a file named summary.txt?
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Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
I installed SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exe and SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe sperately and the process ran through.
I think I ahd to give myself permission to create databases, which I did not bother, because I noticed that I got full rights. So now I will have to figure out where to go to grant those permissions.
Can you direct me?
I see the following on my All programs window. (w7)
AllPrograms.jpg
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is the GUI. It can be used for administration of SQL Server.
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Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
Please look out for the next problem. I will post in a few minutes.
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