Click here to Skip to main content
11,798,039 members (78,471 online)
Click here to Skip to main content

Tagged as

Install SQL Server 2005 and 2008 on the same computer

, 6 Nov 2011 CPOL 18.4K 8
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
Installing SQL Server 2005 and 2008 in the same computer.

By following the steps described, you can have both SQL Server 2005 and 2008 installed on a machine at the same time. The trick is simple, just change a Registry directory name of SQL Server 2005 Studio with the Registry editor. After the installation, you can then change it back.

  1. Go to Windows > Run, enter “regedit” and click OK.
  2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsft SQL Server\90.
  3. Rename “90? to something else, like “old”.

You can now rerun the process in SQL Server 2008 Express installation wizard. After installation has completed, you will notice that the old SQL Server 2005 doesn’t run when you try to launch it. No worries, to fix it, you can change the newly created directory “90? to “70?. Then change “old” that you changed from “90? before back to “90?. It should now work for both SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Studio Express.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Ravi Tuvar
Technical Lead IntelliMedia Networks, Inc
India India
No Biography provided

You may also be interested in...

Comments and Discussions

QuestionThanks Pin
ranjeet117-Sep-14 5:27
memberranjeet117-Sep-14 5:27 
QuestionThanks Pin
rajesh.vbnet30-Mar-12 19:20
memberrajesh.vbnet30-Mar-12 19:20 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

| Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web01 | 2.8.151002.1 | Last Updated 6 Nov 2011
Article Copyright 2011 by Ravi Tuvar
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2015
Layout: fixed | fluid