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How to Uninstall SQL Server 2008 Step by Step Guide

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Step 4: In SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Rules screen SQL Server setup program identifies problem which can occur when you uninstall SQL Server. If there are no issues encountered they you will see Passed message against each rule. Click OK to continue with the uninstallation process.

Uninstall SQL Server 2008 Remove SQL Server Setup Support Files

Step 5: In Select Instance screen select the SQL Server Instance from where you need to remove features. This can be done by selecting the instance name from the drop down list as shown in the snippet below. Click Next to continue with the uninstallation process.

Remove SQL Server 2008 Instance How to Completely Uninstall SQL Server 2008

Step 6: In the Select Features screen choose the feature which needs to be removed and click Next to continue with the uninstallation process.

Select SQL Server 2008 Features to Uninstall

Step 7: In the Removal Rules screen you could see that SQL Server setup program is checking internally whether the uninstallation process will be successful or not. You will be able to see the status for Removal architecture mismatch as true if there are no issues in uninstalling SQL Server 2008. Click Next to continue with the uninstallation process.

SQL Server 2008 Setup will check if the uninstallation process will be blocked or not

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Ashish Mehta

Ashish Kumar Mehta is a database manager, trainer and technical author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in database administration, performance tuning, database development and technical training on Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014. Ashish has authored more than 325 technical articles on SQL Server across leading SQL Server technology portals. Over the last few years, he has also developed and delivered many successful projects in database infrastructure; data warehouse and business intelligence; database migration; and upgrade projects for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Cognizant and Centrica PLC, UK. He holds an engineering degree in computer science and industry standard certifications from Microsoft including MCITP Database Administrator 2005/2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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