Me too facing the same issue. Were you able to resolve the issue by now?
Running the setup in a standard user account didn't work, but running it in the administrator user account worked.
Per the Installation Guides - installation is to be performed as an Administrator.
I am having the same issue and even installing as Administrator does not work for me. It has been hanging on the red 18c Oracle Database screen with a blank Oracle Database 18c Installer window.
In addition to what has been posted, can you post:
- The full name of the zip file you have downloaded
- The full Windows version you are installing on
- The user under which you are performing the installation as well the group(s) it belongs too
did you solve your issue? If Yes how?
Remove all the spaces in the name of directory. You are welcome.
Right-click on the Setup and select Run As Administrator.
It's always better to choose the best practices:
1. Install VirtualBox or VMWare
2. Install Linux inside
3. Install and test database 18c in that virtual machine
Because in a production environment, no one will have Windows 7.
Problems with different operating systems are different, and you should know the right things on the right time... better to use your time on real cases.
I have found the solution:
1- After extraction, shorten the name to db_home (just take off the first few characters in the name).
2- Move or copy the db_home directory to the root of your HD (I have mine on an external 6 TB HD & I just moved the folder to its root).
3- Be sure to run setup.exe as an administrator.
You will see a cmd window pop up and then the red window with the Oracle symbol in it.
Be patient, as the installation window will also pop up, and be patient again because my computer then after about a minute poped up with another window asking me if I wanted to allow a service to start (which you will have to allow).
After several more seconds the installation window finally showed the install options in it.
Then I could install it.
Do NOT skip step #2, as that is how I was finally able to get it to install.
This also worked with 19c.