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In windows 10 by default .net 4.5 is installed through which we cannot install sql server because it is much compatible with .net 3.5 so you can enable .net 3.5 in your system and after that you can install sql server.

Please follow the below given steps to enable .net 3.5 in windows 10.

a) Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard.
b) Type “appwiz.cpl” in the “Run” command box and press “ENTER”.
c) In the “Programs and Features” window, click on the link “Turn Windows features on or off”.
d) Check if the “.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” option is available in it.
e) If yes, then enable it and then click on “OK”.
f) Restart the computer.

After following the above instruction you can install sql server 2014 in your system.

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