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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  04:18:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am trying to install SQL Server 2005 on XP with SP2. According to Microsoft this should be sufficient. However when I try to install it says I need WIndows Installer 3.1. I cannot get this from Microsofts website as i'm not using a proper copy of XP.

Does anyone know a way round this before I go and buy XP?

This is the file I need...


To complicate matters further i'm running XP on my Mac via Virtual PC (but i'm told this shouldn't matter)

Thank you in advance

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Posted - 05/15/2007 :  04:21:18  Show Profile  Visit harsh_athalye's Homepage  Click to see harsh_athalye's MSN Messenger address  Send harsh_athalye a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
No workaround!!

Purchase a genuine windows XP copy and then download the WindowInstaller 3.1 from the MS website.

Harsh Athalye
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