How remove the SQL Server 2005 Express Tools – Install SQL Server 2008 R2

Problem:
When you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (you are sure that you remove SQL Server 2005 Express Tools from control panel) you can be faced with this anyway:

 

Solution:
Applied to: Windows 7.

  1. Click the Windows “Start” button and select “Run” In the text box, enter “regedit” and click “OK” to open the Windows registry editor.
  2. Navigate to the “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server” key in the registry.
  3. Right-click the key labeled “90” and select “Remove” Click “Yes” at the confirmation screen.
  4. Navigate to the “HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server” key in the registry.
  5. Right-click the key labeled “90” and select “Remove” Click “Yes” at the confirmation screen.
  6. Reboot the computer for the registry changes to take effect.

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