I’m getting the same problem
I’ve tried on another computer with success, but not my own. They’re both Win7 Ultimate.
From the working installation I can see that log files are created at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Setup Bootstrap\Log but I don’t have enough knowledge to determine whether the “issues” listed in my failing installation are significant or not.
I did have my Sophos firewall/virus checker turned on at one stage, but I’ve tried since with it turned off with no luck.
Being new to the SQL Server game I think I may have had a successful installation on the “failing machine” in my early attempts but because of connection problems I thought it was the installation that was bad; uninstalled ALL SQL servers on my machine; and tried again. Now I’ve not been able to complete a successful installation.
I hope someone out there knows what we both should do!
BTW, I’m using SQL Server 2012 EXPRESS, but apart from the license questions, the behaviour I saw was the same as ITKE’s.
I thought of trying the “Upgrade” path, but wasn’t game to. My 2008 versions (used with other software) might break?