Microsoft SQL Server - cause of some installation errors

Whenever you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on a computer / server that is using a processor with only 2 processing cores (dual core), a number of errors often occur at the end of the installation attempt, and I noticed analyzing several mes

 
 
 
 
 
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2/18/2018
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Verified on the following platforms
Windows 10 Yes
Windows Server 2012 Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Yes
Windows Server 2008 Yes
Windows Server 2003 Yes
Windows 8 Yes
Windows 7 Yes
Windows Vista No
Windows XP No
Windows 2000 No
This script is tested on these platforms by the author. It is likely to work on other platforms as well. If you try it and find that it works on another platform, please add a note to the script discussion to let others know.