05-14-2016 07:48 PM
I am trying to install Act v18 on a Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) client. I have tried the installation several times and it always stops at the following: "deploy sql server express and attach demo database" I think I may have a corrupted installation. Any ideas on how to clean up the install or deal with this situation?
05-14-2016 07:59 PM
On some systems that step can take an inordinate amount of time. Try waiting 20 minutes or so and see what happens.
05-14-2016 10:04 PM
One of these days I'll figure out why it takes so long on some systems but for the time being it sounds like I should tell people to give it an hour instead of 20 minutes in the future.
05-15-2016 01:56 PM
I believe that all the ACT! install includes are auto-download-install links for SQL and part of the delay could be the download time.
05-15-2016 03:29 PM
That's possible. I haven't checked to see. I'll have to take a look at that next time I do one. SQL 2014 Express is only a 200MB download and Act! is a 360MB download these days so it may not be in the original download. It should only take about half as long to download as Act! does. Still worth looking into.