If you try to install sql server management studio 2008 (ssms) on your windows 7 system you could face a few problems installing it.

Following are some of the simple steps that could help you solve the problem:

Step 1:
Remove any versions of SQL Server 2008 installed in the system

Step 2:
Download SQL Server 2008 Express with tools from one of below link:
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express with Tools
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM – Management Studio Express

Install the downloaded file (Run as Administrator)

Step 3:
Upgrade you sql server version using the below link:
How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008

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