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Why am I not getting an Executable when Downloading?

  1. Apr 25, 2016 #1

    WWGD

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    Hi all,
    I am trying to download and install MSSQL 2012 . I can download effectively, but I keep getting a bunch of .zip files that I cannot turn into an executable. What is going on? I don't know that much about Win7 ultimate.

    BTW, I have Windows 7 ultimate (work computer) dual core 2.80 GHZ 4GB , 32-bit.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2016 #2

    Borg

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    The executable is probably inside the zip file. You just need to extract it somewhere.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2016 #3

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    Do you have any idea of the file extension? I would assume it to be an .exe file, but I am not seeing one. OR other way of finding it?
     
  5. Apr 26, 2016 #4

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    Maybe a .msi file? It would be easier if you show a screenshot of the top level files or what's in a bin directory if that exists. Or, post the link to where you got it.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2016 #5

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    upload_2016-4-26_13-14-45.png
     

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  7. Apr 26, 2016 #6

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    That's not what I had in mind. Where did you put the zip files when you downloaded them? From there, just show the file list without a search.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2016 #7

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    Thanks; strangely, Win 7 does not tell you where it stores the files, it makes this choice for you. Still, I will check, thanks for your patience.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2016 #8

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    Storage location is a setting in your browser. If you use IE, it will usually default to your MyDocuments directory. You can turn it off and tell that you want to choose the location every time.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2016 #9
    Please post the link where you downloaded this .zip file, so we can try and find what file you need to install what you want.

    Have you unzipped the .zip file, and if so do you know where Windows 7 placed those extracted files? Otherwise, you can use a tool such as WinRar which allows you to choose where the extracted files go.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2016 #10

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    Thanks all, it seems I was missing some patches, which I just installed. I will keep you posted, but it
    seems to have worked out.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2016 #11

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    Hi again, it seems like the god Computus has smiled on me and MSSQL and Management Studio have installed successfully. It seems it may have been the missing patches that were in the way. Borg has become an unnofficial consultant at my job :).
     
  13. Apr 27, 2016 #12

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    Maybe I should introduce you to my friends Google and StackOverflow? :oldwink:
     
  14. Apr 27, 2016 #13

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    Believe me, PF is not my first stop usually, I do stop by a few sites before. PF is my call of desperation after trying a bunch of things.
    EDIT: I mean, I do make an effort to find solutions , do reading, etc. before posting questions here in PF
     
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