Installation of ms sql2008 failed

am trying to install MS SQL 2008 64bit on a 2cpu server. But get this error

TITLE: SQL Server 2008 Setup

There are validation errors on this page. Click OK to close this dialog box. Review errors at the bottom Setup page, then provide valid parameters or click Help for more information.



TITLE: Message Details

The INSTANCESHAREDWOWDIR command line value is not valid. Please ensure the specified path is valid and different than the INSTANCESHAREDDIR path.



I have changed the installation dir over and over again, but no luck

any advice ?


thats for an upgrade, though same error message. Mine is a fresh install

I finally found a work around it, after 2 days of PURE HEADACHE

I called M$ support and was asked to pay £199 ex vat to get a technician call me back.

The problem was the fact that i was running a 64 bit version, finally found a work around here