Hello Experts,

While I'm trying to install MS SQL Server Express 2012 on my windows 10 the installer is freezing for a long time and cannot continue. I tried many times using different SQL versions (2008 & 2012) but without success. I attached a snapshot where its freezing.

Thanks a lot in advance.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Seems like problem is with Microsoft Installer on your system.  Have you tried running SETUP.EXE as Administrator (right click on SETUP.EXE and select Run as Administrator).
HarreniAuthor Commented:
Yes Mohammed, I did it many times "right click on SETUP.EXE and select Run as Administrator" but no success.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Where did you get the MSSQL Express setup media from?
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HarreniAuthor Commented:
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Try to install it by the command line prompt. This MSDN article tells you how.
If doesn't work, try to download again and re install.

Good luck.
HarreniAuthor Commented:
I stopped the antivirus & and it worked properly.

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HarreniAuthor Commented:
It's the one that worked in my case.
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