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I have windows xp (sp3, i think). I tried to download the sql express version, but it says that it is invalid win32 application.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=58ce885d-508b-45c8-9fd3-118edd8e6fff&displaylang=en

I have been trying to find a version that will work for the last hour, but i cant

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32 bit is here
64 bit is here

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http://www.microsoft.com/express/Database/

Make sure you select the right version (32 or 64 bit)

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it wont let me pass through the setup support rules..why. ? it says windows power shell is not installed – WithFlyingColors Jun 6 '11 at 18:47

http://www.microsoft.com/express/Database/InstallOptions.aspx

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Diogo Aug 9 '12 at 15:03
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@Diogo: The question was "Where can i download SQL server express 2008 from?" What other details, besides the link, could possibly be included in this case? – Joe Stefanelli Aug 9 '12 at 15:21

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