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Failed installation: The value of the enviroment variable path is more than

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Hello,
I got the above error upon attempting to install Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) and ODAC Software, Release 10.1.0.4.0 (http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/windows/ole_db/htdocs/utilsoft.htm) on Windows XP.

Here is a chunk from the log:
Calling Action generalActions10.1.0.3.0 setenv
     selectedNodes =
     name = path
     value = C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\Client_2\jre\1.4.2\bin
     append = null
     replace = null

Exception thrown from action: setenv
Exception Name: ValueTooLongException
Exception String: The value of the enviroment variable path is more than 1023 characters. This value cannot be set.
Exception Severity: 0
*** Cancel Dialog: ***
User Selected: Stop installation of all products.

Exception handling set to prompt user with options to Retry Ignore
User Choice: User selected to stop installation of all components.
The value of the enviroment variable path is more than 1023 characters. This value cannot be set.



I've looked at my PATH variable, it is already greater than 1023 characters.

Any advice as to how I might fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Jamie