SQL Server installer unable to download the required files

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Dear Community,

I wanted to install the developer edition, however, I keep getting this error message:

"We failed to download the files we require. Please check your network connection and try again."install.PNG



My network connection is working fine; however, my local disk is almost full. If that's the reason the installer is failing, is it possible to force it to download to another disk?



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Same problem.


Both in SQL Server 2016 Express and SQL Server 2017 Express

same, so the blame is on MS ?

Same here, but only on one of my two devices on the same network. Cannot find any differences. Windows 10 both..


Any fixes?

Me to, I don't know what to do. Any help ?

YEAH, I just did network reset and I installed it with no problem!

Hey Dino,


Still not working for me.

What's as network reset? Please eloborate...


Managed to install the express edition after the network reset. No help on the development version though.

The site no longer exists. I get


We're sorry, this download is no longer available.

The link above which does not work included "and" in the hyperlink

here is a link without the "and"...


Download no longer exists.


Problem still exists.