You can even go through below steps, if you are comfortable taking up SQL Server 2008 installation without referring screen shots or PDF. Kindly ensure your operating system versions ( 32 or 64 bits) and relevant SQL Server software dump.
Step 1# Click Setup.exe to run install SQL server 2008 Console.
Step 2# Click on hardware and Software requirements.
This will check your system configuration needed to get SQL server 2008 installed.
Step 3# Click on “New SQL Server standalone installation or add feature to existing installation”.
Step 4# Step will open “setup support rules”.
It will check problem might occur while you install SQL server setup files.
Step 5: Click on next after checking setup support rules activity status
Step 6# Click on “perform a new installation of SQL server 2008”
Step 7# Provide product license key if setup does not pick up automatically, Click Next.
Step 8# Check “I accept the license terms.” Click Next.
Step 9# check all boxes (Click “Select all “), Click Next.
Step 10: Select default instance, Click Next
Step 11# Enter Account name and password for each service manually. Avoid using marked in blue “Use the same account for all SQL Server services” as most of the time it doesn’t work and gives error. Click Next
Step 12# Check Mixed mode (SQL Server authentication and Windows authentication, Click Next.
Step 13# Enter NT User name and password, Click Add current user. Click next.
Step 14# Click add current user, it will add NT user name to account provisioning.
Step 15: Check ” install the native mode default client “, Click Next
Step 16# Don’t select anything at error and usage reporting.
Step 17# Installation rules window gives the status of each task, Review. click next.
Step 18:# Click “INSTALL” on ready to install page.
Step 19# You are done, Wait for installation to get finished.
Step 20: Click next when all task status shown as success
Step 21# Click CLOSE at SQL server setup complete page.