Based on the following MSDN blog
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SQL Server Express versions that will be supported on Windows 8 are:
- SQL Server 2008 Express SP3 and above.
- SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 and above.
- SQL Server 2012 Express.
Based on above, I would assume, follwoing too should work on Windows 8:
- SQL Server 2008 SP3 and above.
- SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and above.
- SQL Server 2012.
In your case, make sure you have SP3 or R2-SP1 above install.
For more, refer: MSDN: SQL Server Release Notes