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I am getting the above error message when i try to run the setup file.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Setup
The operating system on this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for SQL Server 2012. For Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 operating systems, Service pack 2 or later is required. For windows 7 or windows server 2008R2, Service pack 1 or later is required. For more information, see Hardware and software requirements for installing SQL Server 2012 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195092

I downloaded from the site - http://www.microsoft.com/express/database the software is - "SQL Server Express with Advanced Services (contains the database engine, Express Tools, Reporting Services, and Full Text Search)"

I am running windows 7 professional, below are my system information,

  • processor - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2GHz
  • RAM - 2 GB
  • System type - 32 bit OS

I am confused why this error is appearing :( I tried with SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition too.. same error. Please help me in this regard..

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Do you have Service Pack 1 installed for Windows 7? –  hallie Nov 21 '13 at 5:29
    
You have posted the hardware specs, but that isn't what the error is complaining about. Please post the full Operating system information. –  Bill Hurt Nov 21 '13 at 5:30
    
@BillHurt where do i need to take the full OS information from my system ? Pls .. –  user30778 Nov 21 '13 at 7:22
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Can you do press [windows button] + [pause/break] on your keyboard? and post here the Windows Edition portion on the windows. You can also do right click>properties onn "Computer". –  hallie Nov 21 '13 at 7:35
    
@hallie - Thanks! I didnt have service pack 1 installed.. I will do it :) –  user30778 Nov 21 '13 at 7:36
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