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SQL Server 2014 installation freezes

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SQL Server 2014 installation freezes


I'm trying to install SQL Server 2014 from the CD provided through my MSDN subscription.

I launch the wizard, which completes all steps until the "Installation Progress" step (the one before last) .

In this step, the program freezes at the following action: "Install_sql_common_core_Cpu64_Action : Write_NativeImages_64 : Generating Native Images".

Help ! What should I do ??


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Re: SQL Server 2014 installation freezes

Some users have reported that they were able to successfully install SQL Server after removing remnants of previous installations. Please perform the following steps to manually uninstall SQL Server:

1. Uninstall all SQL Server components you can using Control Panel -> Programs and Features

2. Backup the registry.

3. Delete the following keys in regedit:

    --HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server


4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and delete all the sub-keys referencing SQL Server.

5. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services and delete all the keys referencing SQL Server.

6. Rename all the SQL Server folders in the computer like

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server and subfolders.

Other users have reported that killing the NGEN.EXE process using Task Manager helped them.

Hope this helps.





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Re: SQL Server 2014 installation freezes

Trying to install it on what hardware model?

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Re: SQL Server 2014 installation freezes

Hi Dennis,


I'm using an ASUS personal computer with Windows 10 pro.