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

            Step 1: Download and install Windows Installer 3.1.

            Step 2: For 32-bit platforms, download and install the 32-bit version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. For 64-bit platforms (x64 and EMT64 only), download and install the 64-bit version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

            Step 3: Download SQL Server Express by clicking the SQLExpr.exe link later on this page. To start the installation immediately, click Run. To install SQL Server Express at a later time, click Save. SQLExpr.exe is a self-extracting installation package of SQL Server Express.

            Step 4: Follow the installation instructions provided in the Readme.

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