3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2010 4:01 PM by EdStevens RSS

    How to remove Oracle 11g client from Windows 7 64-bit workstation.

    Murray Sobol
      When the Oracle 11g client was installed on a Windows 7 64-bit workstation, it was mistakenly installed as "Administrator".
      We do not wish to do this; instead we want to install this client as a user with Administrator privileges.
      PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENCE BEFORE REPLYING TO THIS THREAD!!!!!!!!
      When I try to install the client, I get a message sending me to this directory:
      F:\app\Administrator

      I do not know why this message is produced; the directory it refers to DOES NOT EXIST.
      My suspicion is that there extraneous entries in the registry which have not been removed; the obvious ones such as HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE have been deleted.
      What I believe I need is a COMPLETE list of entries placed in the registry upon installation of the Oracle client.
      The obvious problem is that the Uninstall feature of Oracle client does NOT FULLY remove all of the above entries.
      As a side note, the Oracle client software installation needs to be revamped to detect situations such as this and provide a course of corrective actions.