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 are the 'free' sql express versions a scam?
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Posted - 11/04/2013 :  03:09:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried to install all 3 versions of 2012 sql express and all got the same error. whatever it is that is wrong is certainly not made clear in the error message, the help link returns that there is no help, isn't that nice.
win 7 pro, 64 bit

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007000B).

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&EvtType=0x2990711A%25400x38AD03A5
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Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 11/04/2013 :  03:57:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hmm..were you using 64 bit or 32bit installation file?

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Posted - 11/04/2013 :  23:49:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
64, that seemed the thing to do with a 64 bit processor running a 64 bit o/s
ENU\x64\SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exe 132.3 MB
ENU\x64\SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe 1.3 GB
ENU\x64\SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe 669.9 MB

hmmm, I'll try the 32 versions, have nothing to lose at this point
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