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Simply install 18.104.22.168 in a new ORACLE_HOME and you should be good.
If you insist on doing an in-place upgrade, then pl see the Upgrade Guide - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e23633/upgrade.htm#UPGRD52700
In-Place Upgrade on UNIX For Single Instance 11gR2 Database [ID 1377613.1]
In-Place Upgrade to 22.214.171.124 on Windows Platform [ID 1291682.1]
Thank you for the reply Srini, but it really didn't answer my question.
I've already been through the Upgrade Guide, that's what lead me to post my question for advice and suggestions. My question is, was it really necessary to perform the Out-of-Place Upgrade - the preferred method - when I had only installed "software only" of 126.96.36.199.0 and had no database created to upgrade? Save the time by simply an In-Place because I was already software only.
I fully understand reasons for and have practiced the preferred out-of-place upgrade. The fault tolerant undisturbed source database is the only way to go - when there is an actual database.
Unless someone advises against it, I'm going to simply run the 188.8.131.52 De-Installation Utility first, rather than upgrade in place. Then install back in the same base path the 184.108.40.206 version was. Not that it matters if it is in the same base path or not, but I'll de-install ~0.1 anyway, why not do it first since I have no database to upgrade.