SQL 2005 on Windows 7 Home Premium

iain80

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I am trying to find a way to install SQL 2005 on Windows 7 Home Premium and every time I try to start it it says that it is not supported. Does anybody know if there other software I can download or am I going to have to bite the bullet and grab a copy of Windows 7 Pro or an old version of XP.

Thanks!
 

USAFRet

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Which version of SQl 2005 are you trying to install and which version of Windows? Some combinations may work, some won't.
Also, 32 bit vs 64bit are different.

This table at Microsoft lists the compatibilities. Doesn't list Win7, but for Vista, some SQL editions work on Vista Home Premium, some don't.