N/APosted on - 09/26/2011
Here's the situation. I was trying to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 in my laptop and it was a successful installation actually. But when I tried to start the MS SQL Server, it didn't show up like I expected. I couldn't write any query, and so on. So I get a new copy of MS SQL Server 2008 from my friend and was going to install this one. But when I tried to remove the old SQL, it denied and can't be uninstalled.
Can you tell me how to remove this old copy of SQL, so I can install the new one? Or maybe you have some software to do it?
Can’t uninstall Microsoft SQL 2008
It is because of broken installation of Microsoft SQL 2008. Installation was successful but it’s wasn’t completely installed. There is a very simple way, I found to overcome this problem. You can restore your system to that certain point when SQL 2008 wasn’t installed in your system.
1) Go to start menu.
2) Select All Programs.
3) Go to Accessories.
4) Select System Tools.
5) Click on System Restore.
6) Select Restore My Computer to an Earlier Point and click Next.
7) Choose restoration point when SQL is installed and click Next.
8) Confirm restore point selection by clicking Next once again.
Let your system be restarted and there won’t be any SQL installed after your PC is rebooted.