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Posted - 06/19/2004 :  18:07:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys is it possible to upgrade from sql personal edition to the developer edition.

I currently have personal edition and want to use developer instead - can i install it over my personal edition??

Many thanks

Gregor Suttie


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Posted - 06/19/2004 :  19:44:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Should be able to backup your databases (master,model,msdb, user db's). Uninstall personal edition, install developer or enterprise edition then restore the master, msdb,model, user db's.

Make sure you know the serv. pack level. ie: version of sql 2k.
SELECT @@version

Make sure the new install is up to the same version, restore and then patch it to 3a + hotfixes.

Try it on a separate computer first before uninstalling your personal edition.

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