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      SQLEXPR_x64_ENU.exeRecommended
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        • Note: You must have administrative rights on the computer to install SQL Server 2008 Express.

          We recommend that you read the Release Notes and Readme before installing SQL Server 2008 Express.

            Step 1: Download and install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1.

            Step 2: Download and install Windows Installer 4.5.

            Step 3: Download SQL Server 2008 Express by clicking the appropriate link later on this page. To start the installation immediately, click Run. To install SQL Server Express at a later time, click Save.

            Note: Note: SQL Server 2008 Express includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. SQLEXPR32_x86 is a smaller package that can be used to install SQL Server 2008 Express onto only 32-bit operating systems. SQLEXPR_x86 is the same product but supports installation onto both 32-bit and 64-bit (WoW) operating systems. SQLEXPR_x64 is a native 64-bit SQL Server 2008 Express and supports installation onto only 64-bit operating systems. There is no other difference between these packages.

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