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Oracle Client 10g (10.2) on Windows 7 32-bit

12/14/2010 26078 views
Created response file. When the setup.exe is configured to run in Windows XP SP2 compatability mode by right clicking on the file (GUI) the silent install completes successfully

The install errors when silent install is run directly without setup.exe in WXP SP2 compatability mode. Is there a command line switch for setup.exe or oui.exe to ignore the OS pre-check.

The command line used to create the response file was, setup.exe -record -destinationFile C:\o10g.rsp
The command line used to deploy silently was, setup.exe -silent -nowelcome -noconfig -nowait -responseFile C:\o10g.rsp
I tried oui.exe with the same switches, got the same results.
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The OUI calls one setup.exe which then calls a subsequent setup.exe. IIRC, running the last one bypasses all the checks.
Answered 12/15/2010 by: VBScab
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If you have to run the setup.exe in compat mode you have the wrong version of the client, which is not supported on Windows 7 (actually there is none for win7 32-bit)

Go to the oracle website and download version (which supports vista). Once you have the installer unpacked, look for these 2 files and change the following:


(same file actually, but 2 locations)

Inside the file, look for the following:

<!--Microsoft Windows Vista-->

Add this below it:

<!--Microsoft Windows 7-->

Your Oracle client is now sort of Windows 7 compatible... (closest as you can get). In my case it solved some issues with OS checks and also afterwards weird scenario's where oracle itself or the app using it had to run as admin to get the connection working.
Answered 12/15/2010 by: Rheuvel
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Oracle 11.2 is only supported client on Win7. BUT.. you can use Oracle cloning to get 10 on there.
Answered 12/15/2010 by: sbequette
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Have you tried using the switch, -ignoreSysPrereqs
Answered 12/16/2010 by: WiseAppPackager
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