The first step is to open the ISO file that you downloaded from the Microsoft Visual Studio Dev Essentials website as described in the SQL Server 2016 download recipe. If you're using Windows 7, you'll need to extract the ISO file into a folder. Third-party file compression utilities such as WinRAR, WinZip, or 7-Zip (and there are many more) can handle ISO file decompression. The setup files will be uncompressed in the folder of your choice. In other versions of Windows such as Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows Server 2012 and beyond, simply double-click on the ISO file that you have downloaded previously and a new drive will appear in Windows Explorer.
Double-click on the file named Setup.exe to start the SQL Server installation ...
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