Sql-server – Installing sqlserver2008 SP1, the ‘select features’ is empty


when installing sqlserver 2008 sp1 on windows7, when it gets to the 'select features' part the list is empty.

I can't go past that step as I can't select anything and then the validation fails.

Man installing sqlserver2008 on windows7 is a real nightmare!

I have .net 3.5 SP1, trying to install sqlserver 2008 SP1 and its just not going anywhere.

Best Solution

Stupid question (maybe), but have you installed SQL Server already? SP1 doesn't contain the core product. You need to install SQL Server 2008 RTM, then install SP1.