Product:

EzParts Electronic Parts Catalog Software.


Problem:

Windows 8 is not compatible with MSSQLExpress 2005 


Note:

All manufacturer install disks are now available with MSSQLExpress 2008R2.  Please request an updated installation disk from your manufacturer.


Solution:

To solve the problem of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and version of Windows 8 incompatibility, install SQL Server separately from EzParts Electronic Parts Catalog Software and then run the EzParts 5.0 Electronic Parts Catalog Software installation.


SQL Server Installation:

1. Depending on whether you have Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 8 32-bit, download a compatible version of SQL Server Express from the official Microsoft site. (SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2012-preferable)

2. Install it following the instructions provided on the Microsoft site.


EzParts5 Advance Installation:

Run EzParts Advance Installation (EzParts5 Electronic Parts Catalog Software Installation section), paying attention to specifying correct Instance Name of MS SQL Server:

http://support.sysonline.com/support/solutions/articles/118748-ezparts5-advanced-installation