SQL Server 2008 R2 failed to install on Windows 7 Professional - by joe20001

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ID 558639 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 2
Opened 5/12/2010 7:36:17 AM
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Failed to install Sql server 2008 Express R2 on Win 7 Professional during setup, Error message: 
TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

Version's parameters must be greater than or equal to zero.
Parameter name: build.

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Posted by Carsten Eiberg on 8/12/2011 at 4:41 AM

I have been struggling with this error for month and tried almost every googable hint.

Finally found out the the error in my case was related to an old version of MSXML 6.0 installed. Found 2 solutions.
1) Uninstall the existing MSXML 6.0 from "Add or Remove Programs"
2) Before running setup.exe, upgrade your existing MSXML 6.0. This can be done by executing msxml6.msi from the SQL Server media.

Posted by Mohamed [MSFT] on 3/18/2011 at 7:44 AM
Hi Jeff/Joe,
This is to confirm that a fix for this issue will be available with SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Thank youy,
Mohamed El Hassouni [SQL Server]
Posted by JeffBennett on 2/8/2011 at 6:09 AM
There is no recommended solution for this. How can it be designated as 'RESOLVED"?
Posted by Mohamed [MSFT] on 7/20/2010 at 11:33 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. We have investigated the problem and we are considering a fix for the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 release.

Thank you!
Mohamed El Hassouni [SQL Server]
Posted by Microsoft on 6/3/2010 at 9:16 AM
Please attach all setup logs to this issue. They are located at %programfiles%\microsoft sql server\100\setup bootstrap\log.

Max Verun
SQL Server
Posted by jesslyn on 5/24/2010 at 8:01 AM
Yes, I have the same error and SQL 2000 was previously installed.
Posted by Microsoft on 5/17/2010 at 3:13 PM
Thanks for reporting this issue. Please attach all setup logs located at %programfiles%\microsoft sql server\100\setup bootstrap\log.

This issue looks similar to Connect ID 534520, where SQL Server 2000 was installed before. Could you confirm if there was any SQL Server 2000 installation done on this machine before?

Max Verun
SQL Server