How to remove/uninstall SQL Server 2008 from Windows 7/2008


I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 in my Windows 7 to configure SharePoint 2010.  After trying many options, I am still having problem to install SharePoint 2010 in Windows 7 as a farm using SQL Server 2008.

It’s time to remove SQL Server 2008 from Windows 7 so that I can use another version of SQL Server 2008 Standard or Express to install SharePoint as stand alone installation.

To Remove SQL Server 2008 from Windows 7, do the following steps

1. Go to Control Panel | Program | Uninstall Programs |Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) | and click on Uninstall

Uninstall SQL Server 2008 from Windows

2. You will get option to Add/Repair and Remove SQL Server 2008 . Click Remove

Remove/uninstall SQL 2008 Server
3.  Once Setup Support Rules completed, click OK  

 

Setup support rules to uninstall SQL Server 2008

4. Select Instance to remove

Select the instance of SQL Server to remove. To remove Management Tools and Shared Features only, Select
Remove Shared Features only and then click next.

Select Instance to remove SQL Server 2008

5. Select the features to remove
The SQL Server Features on this computer are shown below. To remove a feature, select the checkbox next to the feature name

Select Features to Uninstall SQL 2008 Server

6.  Click next to Removal Rules and your system is ready to Remove SQL Server 2008

Ready to Uninstall SQL 2008 Server

7. Removal of SQL Server 2008 R2 from Windows 7 computer

Removal of SQL Server 2008 R2

8.  Complete: Your SQL Server 2008 R2 Removal Completed Successfully.

your-slq-server-2008-r2-removal-completed-successfully

 

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