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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Unanswered: SQL Express 2005,Installation

    I want to ask something for SQL Express Edition 2005.
    I tried to install it in my computer but when it started after some minutes brought me this message

    "An instance with the same name is already installed. Provide a unique instance..."

    I unistall all the programs have to do with SQL but still the same....
    I guess i have to something from services (stop or unistall) something i had before but i dont know how to do it

    Can anyone help??? With some steps??? Thanks!!!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Provided Answers: 14
    Check the services that are running on the computer. Right-click on My Computer --> Manage --> Services and look for one or more service(s) with SQL in the name. If you find something right-click on the service, select Stop and when the service has stopped right-click on it again, select Properties and in the combo select Disable. Repeat this for each service containing SQL in its name.

    As a precaution I would reboot the computer after that and check again to be sure none of the services I disabled are running any more.

    Have a nice day!

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