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hi,

on one of my machine we have sql 2008 r2 installed with evaluation setting. now when i open the sql management studio it shows a message that sql is expire please buy now...

i remove the sql 2008 r2 completely from my machine and try to reinstall it again but every time i open the sql management studio it shows the same message. can some one please help me ?
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I guess you're using a trial version .Buy the license to change into a full Version

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i remove the sql 2008 r2 completely from my machine and try to reinstall it again but every time i open the sql management studio it shows the same message.

It happens because of Windows_Registry[^].Even if you reinstalled the product ,the windows registry still holds the info about the expirydate which is registered at the very first time on installation of the product
 
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ravikhoda 11-Apr-14 7:16am    
well i am doing this because i do not want to buy any. even sql express will work in my case cause this is a development machine and not a server where i am running real time applications.
Tom Marvolo Riddle 11-Apr-14 7:27am    
Then go with Sql Express edition.
ravikhoda 11-Apr-14 7:38am    
that is what i am trying on my machine that even after installing sql express edition it shows the same message to buy sql server licence.
Tom Marvolo Riddle 11-Apr-14 7:40am    
clear the registry and try to reinstall it

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