Unable to install SQL Server 2008 in windows 8.1 64 bits it asks for .Net Framework 2.0 but I have already installed .Net Framework 4.5 with the OS.

  • Can you please locate setup log files and post content of Summary.txt. The location would be C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log
    – Shanky
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 1:12

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Have you installed .net framework 2 (part of 3.5) from Programs and Features?

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This is separate to .net 4.5...

  • Just in case more instructions are needed, this article tells how to install it. On Server 2012/R2 the process is a bit different Commented Dec 5, 2014 at 18:10
  • This is not an answer you must ask user to look at contents of summary.txt why it failed
    – Shanky
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 1:13
  • @shanky this is the reason. An older version SQL on a newer OS
    – gbn
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 7:17
  • I guess this link-- support.microsoft.com/kb/2681562/en-gb?wa=wsignin1.0 has more details and would highlihht every thing required to install sql server on windows 8
    – Shanky
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 11:12

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