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SQL Server SP1 Setup: Does it really need a beta version of .Net 4?

BabyWaitingI  upgraded my development box to Windows 7 and ignored, whistled past the graveyard as it were, the warning that SQL Server 2008 should be uninstalled due to incompatibilities. Upon the new OS install/upgrade I ventured out and tried to bring up the management studio. Much to my chagrin it crapped out on me, ya chagrin thats it.

So with that darned internet so handy I researched came to the conclusion, from the advice of the internet millions that SP1 should be installed to get it to work on Windows 7. Here is what greeted me for my efforts once as I attemped install:

SP1 2008

Maybe you are reading this in the future where there is a flying car in every drive way and hanging a television on a wall is really passé because the wall is a TV; but as of this writing .Net 4 is only in beta.

So here is the text (a little trick which one can do is that on most dialogs one can do CTRL-C and get the text copied to the clipboard) as received:

setup.exe – .NET Framework Initialization Error
To run this application, you first must install one of the following versions of the .NET Framework:


Contact your application publisher for instructions about obtaining the appropriate version of the .NET Framework.

So I leave it up to you my small but loyal (?) readership what is going on? Here is what I know

  1. Upgraded from Vista to Windows 7.
  2. Visual Studio 2010 version is installed but doesn’t run. So there is a version of .Net 4 on my system…
  3. It all worked before I upgraded. ;-)