A SQL product other than SQL Server 2014 CTP1 is detected. You cannot install this release until the existing instances of SQL products are uninstalled

When you install SQL Server 2014 set support rules would fail in “SQL product installation rule” with below error

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Rule Check Result
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Rule “Previous SQL product installation” failed. Â
A SQL product other than SQL Server 2014 CTP1 is detected. You cannot install this release until the existing instances of SQL products are uninstalled.

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OKÂ Â Â
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Cause

SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 is prerelease software and should be installed only on a clean machine with no other SQL Server instance.

More details in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn169381(v=sql.15).aspx

Extract from above link

{

1.1 Limitations and Restrictions in SQL Server CTP 1

Issue: The following sections define the limitations and restrictions that apply to SQL Server CTP 1.

1.1.1 General limitations and restrictions
  • SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 is prerelease software and should be installed only on a clean machine.

  • SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 is a NON-PRODUCTION release and should not be installed and used in production environments.

  • SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 may contain branding from Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and is versioned as 11.0.

  • SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 is only available in the English language.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 is not supported by Microsoft Customer Services and Support (CSS).

}

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