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I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 on my Windows 7 Home Edition,

Setup is giving an error

attempting to perform unauthorized operation

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have you tried the registry fix linked by juergen? –  Jeremy W May 30 '12 at 4:00

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Try running the installation "as administrator".

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i have already tried that –  user1259350 May 25 '12 at 12:29

Step To Install :)

hope this will help you to install :)

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First extract the files to a folder on the C drive using the command prompt, e.g.:

SQLEXPR_x64_ENU -x

Then run the program as admin. This worked for me.

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