How To Successfully Install SQL Server 2005 In Windows 8 – SEE DESCRIPTION PLEASE

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NOTE: As specified below and at around 3:17 on the video, you need to get the two files that you need from another good installation of SQL 2005.

I get a lot of questions about how to get the two files you need. The best way to do this is to create a Virtual Machine using HyperV in Windows 8, or VMWare WorkStation, install a trial copy of Windows 7, install a trial copy of SQL 2005 and upgrade it with all the latest Service Packs. Then go get those files and copy them from the VM to your…


  1. This is the summary of this video:

    1) Install Sql Server 2005 std edition and install until you hit the error. ( DO not close the error message.)
    2) DOwnload sql server 2005 sp4
    3) Extract the files sqlservr.exe and sqlos.dll from the msp file. ( )
    4) Now overwrite the files extracted from sp4 to C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL.1MSSQLBinn folder.
    5) Now go back to step 1 and hit retry this will finish the installation
    6) After this install sp4 downloaded above. ( While installing you will need to go toStart–> services.msc and stop the sql server processes, sql browser.). This will finish isntallation
    7) In the end open Start-> Microsoft sql server-> Sql Server Surface Manager. Give the permissions to windows user and it is done.

    I have a sql 2000 database that needs to be converted. Had to follow the above steps to install and restore 2000 db.

  2. Вот спасибо тебе мужик 🙂 У меня вопрос, а если нет установки текущей? Откуда брать эти два файла? As far as I understand both of this files was taken from other machine where installation was completed successfully. (I took it from my local computer that was upgraded from win 7 to win 10 with SQL) But where I can get this files if no one installation is not accessible?

  3. Thank you very much Sir Jerry Boutot of AppDataWorks LLC! It did work on my computer installed with Windows 8. You're brilliant and the instruction you gave from this video is really doable and verifiable. 😀 Maraming salamat po! That's Filipino for Thank you very much! 😀

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