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The SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services has the most comprehensive features you can get from SQL Server Express edition.
When installing the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Express with Advance Services on Win7, I have encounter the “PerfMonCounterNotCorruptedCheck”
The work around is skipping the check during the installation.
The first step is to extra the install binary from the original exe. It should be done when you have run into the issue. Click the “Options” as screenshot below. The binary has been copy to d:\b87be5e727690d4733\. Manually copy then to somewhere else. (EX: D:\SQL2008R2SP1EXPwithAdv)
Restart the installation by running setup.exe /ACTION=install /SKIPRULES=PerfMonCounterNotCorruptedCheck
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