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Hard Drive Compression failed SQL Installation

Recently I had a project where I install sql 2008r2 server. The installation failed due to a compressed drive where SQL is installed. Here is the error message.

After further investigation I found from the drive properties that “Compress this drive to save disk space” was checked. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unchecked this option and another window will open. On this new window check “Apply changes to drive and subfolders and files” radio button and click ok.  It may take some time to compete the process depending on the drive’s capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restart the installation again.  This time the installation will complete successfully.

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