Cannot install sql server 2005 on windows 10

dave_sky
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I upgraded my computer to a clean install of windows 10 and cannot install sql server 2005. I keep getting the message that  sql will not start...

I am using Visual studio 2005.

Thanks for your help!
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Commented:
SQL server2005 is too old.

Try 2012 or 2014 versions instead.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator
Commented:
sql 2005 has been out of support since april 2016

you can try this and see if it works but really should upgrade to something made to work with windows 10

How to install MSSQL Server 2005 in Windows 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSfdSI5jdLw

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Are 2012 or 2014 versions of sql server developer edition compatible with Visual Studio 2005?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator
Commented:
no idea; not a developer so not sure for certain
VS wouldn't know about new features in later versions of SQL
newer versions of VS would work with older SQL though
HuaMin ChenProblem resolver
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Better to use Visual studio 2008 or higher version, against SQL 2012 or 2014.

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Thanks!

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