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I have a windows 7,32 bit laptop. I am the administrator with all permissions. when I click on the SQL server 2008R2 set up file,it says :

SQL server set up has encountered the following error:
Failed to retrieve data for this request
click on OK.

I have uninstalled all the components of SQL from control panel. I used Windows installer clean up to remove the files (which I must have not done ),but still no go.

The summary.txt log says:

Overall summary:
  Final result:                  Failed: see details below
  Exit code (Decimal):           847168662
  Exit facility code:            638
  Exit error code:               50326
  Exit message:                  Failed to retrieve data for this request.
  Start time:                    2012-05-25 14:59:15
  End time:                      2012-05-25 15:00:09
  Requested action:              RunRules
  Log with failure:              C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20120525_145905\Detail.txt
  Exception help link:           http%3a%2f%2fgo.microsoft.com%2ffwlink%3fLinkId%3d20476%26ProdName%3dMicrosoft%2bSQL%2bServer%26EvtSrc%3dsetup.rll%26EvtID%3d50000%26ProdVer%3d10.0.5500.0%26EvtType%3d0xEF814B06%400x92D13C14

Machine Properties:
  Machine name:                  EWAN-PC
  Machine processor count:       4
  OS version:                    Windows Vista
  OS service pack:               Service Pack 1
  OS region:                     Australia
  OS language:                   English (United States)
  OS architecture:               x86
  Process architecture:          32 Bit
  OS clustered:                  No

Package properties:
  Description:                   SQL Server Database Services 2008
  SQLProductFamilyCode:          {628F8F38-600E-493D-9946-F4178F20A8A9}
  ProductName:                   SQL2008
  Type:                          RTM
  Version:                       10
  SPLevel:                       0
  Installation location:         c:\385030d65c6ff61fb9\x86\setup\
  Installation edition:          EXPRESS

User Input Settings:
  ACTION:                        RunRules
  CONFIGURATIONFILE:             
  FEATURES:                      
  HELP:                          False
  INDICATEPROGRESS:              False
  INSTANCENAME:                  
  QUIET:                         False
  QUIETSIMPLE:                   False
  RULES:                         GLOBALRULES,SqlUnsupportedProductBlocker,PerfMonCounterNotCorruptedCheck,Bids2005InstalledCheck,BlockInstallSxS,AclPermissionsFacet,FacetDomainControllerCheck,SSMS_IsInternetConnected,FacetWOW64PlatformCheck,FacetPowerShellCheck
  X86:                           False

  Configuration file:            C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20120525_145905\ConfigurationFile.ini

Detailed results:

Rules with failures:

Global rules:

There are no scenario-specific rules.

Rules report file:               The rule result report file is not available.

Exception summary:
The following is an exception stack listing the exceptions in outermost to innermost order
Inner exceptions are being indented

Exception type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc.EnumeratorException
    Message: 
        Failed to retrieve data for this request.
    Data: 
      HelpLink.ProdName = Microsoft SQL Server
      HelpLink.BaseHelpUrl = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink
      HelpLink.LinkId = 20476
      DisableWatson = true
    Stack: 
        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.PendingActions.InvokeActions(WorkflowObject metaDb, TextWriter loggingStream)
        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionEngine.RunActionQueue()
        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.Workflow.RunWorkflow(HandleInternalException exceptionHandler)
        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Setup.Setup.RunRequestedWorkflow()
        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Setup.Setup.Run()
        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Setup.Setup.Start()
        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Chainer.Setup.Setup.Main()
    Inner exception type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.ScoException
        Message: 
                Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.
        Data: 
          WatsonData = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE@SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft SQL Server 10
        Stack: 
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.InternalRegistryKey.OpenSubKey(String subkey, RegistryAccess requestedAccess)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.SqlRegistryKey.OpenSubKey(String subkey, RegistryAccess requestedAccess)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Discovery.RegistryKeyExistsPropertyValueProvider.GetPropertyValue(Object[] context)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Discovery.DiscoveryEnumObject.GetPropertyValueFromProvider(IPropertyValueProvider propertyValueProvider, String machineName, Object[] context)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Discovery.ObjectInstanceSettings.IsObjectFound(String machineName, String idFilter)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Discovery.Product.FilterObjectSet(ArrayList objects, String idFilter)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Discovery.Product.GetData(EnumResult erParent)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc.Environment.GetData()
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc.Environment.GetData(Request req, Object ci)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc.Enumerator.GetData(Object connectionInfo, Request request)
                at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Sdk.Sfc.Enumerator.Process(Object connectionInfo, Request request)
        Inner exception type: System.UnauthorizedAccessException
            Message: 
                        Attempted to perform an unauthorized operation.
            Stack: 
                        at Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Sco.InternalRegistryKey.OpenSubKey(String subkey, RegistryAccess requestedAccess)

I need to install SQL server 2008 R2 for one of the company software to work. Any immediate help will be greatly appreciated.

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