Which site features the best SQL Server 2000 express download?

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I recently upgraded my system, but I am having a problem with the new service pack so I need to update to SQL Server 2000.

Which is the most reliable SQL server 2000 express download site for Microsoft?

Do I need to download the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack?

What will happen if don't use the latest SQL Server Service Pack?



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Which site features the best SQL Server 2000 express download?



The upgrading of your system requires the downloading of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine.  Use this link for the download.  Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine is a new software available for free.  This software is supported by Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.  

Your system should have a processor compatible with your version of Windows and a RAM size sufficient for SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine: 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM for (Windows XP), 64 MB of RAM for Windows 2000, and 32 MB of RAM for all other operating systems.  Finally, the Hard Disk should have 44 MB of free space.  Note: Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) is not compatible with the Microsoft Vista operating system.  For VISTA, you need SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.

Here are the instructions for installing MSDE 2000 Release A:

Download the "MSDE2000A.exe".  This is a single self-extracting file that contains the licensing agreement, all the files required to install MSDE 2000 Release A, and a "ReadMeMSDE2000A.htm" file with useful information such as step by step installation instructions.  

Double Click the downloaded .exe file, read through the licensing agreement, then click the ""I Agree"" button.  A dialogue box will ask to specify a directory where the files will be extracted.  Follow the suggested directory location or choose a new one.  When this process is finished, you will be ready to use MSDE 2000 Desktop Engine.  

I hope this is helpful.

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