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I heard from a customer recently who had an issue installing SQL Server 2005 SP1 (here for Express Edition or here for non-Express Editions) on a system that had multiple editions of SQL 2005 installed. They indicated that they were encountering the same issue as the one described in this bug report on the product feedback site.
The good news is that the bug report provided a workaround that solved this customer's issue, but the bad news is that the workaround steps listed in the bug report proved to be confusing, and they were only able to resolve the issue after I clarified the steps. As a result, I'm going to try to summarize the workaround in the bug report in more specific detail so that if anyone else runs into this issue, you'll hopefully be able to figure out how to resolve it on your system as well.
Here are the steps that you should be able to use to resolve SQL Server 2005 SP1 setup issues related to the Setup Support Files:
Hopefully this will make the steps listed in the bug report more clear in case anyone else runs into this SQL 2005 SP1 setup issue.....