I'm trying to install Photo Gallery but SQL Server 2005 was missing.
but it detected no errors.
I tried another uninstallation of Windows Essential 2012 (all parts of it removed).
After uninstalling I deleted the Windows Live folders from
C:\Program Files\Windows Live and
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Windows Live
Then I restarted the computer, and downloaded the offline installer (English) from this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/sv-se/windows-live/essentials-install-offline-faq
I ran the downloaded file (I right clicked the exe installation file and selected to run as Administrator) and I chose to install Windows Essentials 2012, with Movie Maker and Photo Gallery selected.
Starting Photo Gallery I got the same error as before:
The "Go to Download Center" button in the dialogue box above was not working. I got to a dead page.
The message above was followed by this error:
So I searched for SQL Server 2005 Express, found it and downloaded it from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17439
There was a note about the program not being compaible with Windows 10 when I started the installation, but I let it install anyway.
This page however – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2681562 – clearly states that
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (the release version and service packs) and earlier versions of SQL Server are not supported on Windows 10.
Does Photo Gallery work with any newer version of SQL Server?