Uninstall SQL Server: Unable to find SQLEXPRESS in the dropdownJune 26, 2013
After following the following document to uninstall SQLEXPRESS instance on Windows 7
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143412.aspx., I couldn't find SQLEXPRESS in the drop down. But, it is listed in the available instances.
I followed the stackoverflow answer. http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/13683/remove-an-instance-of-sql-server-2008-r2-after-reinstalling-sql-server-2008
Step 1: Go to services and delete the folder where SQLEXPRESS's MSSQLSEVER service is running.
Step 2: Try to uninstall SQL Server from control panel (follow http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143412.aspx)
Now the drop down shows SQLEXPRESS instance as well.