Local instance of SQL Server 2017 min requirements

I have Windows 7 running on my machine (I know it's old) and when I try to install SQL Server 2017 using the setup utility, I get this error:

The operating system on this computer does not meet the min requirements for SQL Server 2017. To determine the min required OS supported for this SQL server release, see the hardware and software requirements.

This is the link provided: Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server

I don't see anything there that stands out that my machine does not have. I know people have installed SQL Server 2017 on Windows 7 boxes, so that can't be the issue.

I tried changing the compatibility mode by right clicking the setup file and properties too, to Windows 7 but I still can't get passed that error message.

1 answer

  • answered 2018-10-11 19:13 elellle

    I think at the link you provided Windows 7 is actually not in the list of OS supported? Here it's also mentioned SQl Server 2017 can only be installed on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 and later versions.