The below query might seems familiar to most of you but the problem which is occurring is totally unique for me..
I need some advise regarding Oracle 10g Development installation on Windows 7 32 bit.
I have gone through all the ways on internet and it really works for Windows 7 32 and 64 bit OS. I have install Oracle 10g Developer suit sucessfully on my friend's laptop on Windows 7 (same model and brand) but not successful on my laptop.
Here what I have done and what i expect (which is not happening) (Please note that the below detail can easily be understandable who have tried installing Oracle on Windows 7)
1. I have Oracle 10g form installation copy (10.1.2.0.2) (also downloaded latest copy from OTN) and change the oraparam.ini and added 6.1 in Windows.
2. Change virtual memory and set to 3000 maximum.
3. Run the setup.exe
4. It shows me the error that Program abnormally terminated and some files are missing 'UNKNOWN'. etc...
5. After pressing OK on that error message, Program compatibility window should be started to reinstall the abnormal termination with recommended setting. That window is not appearing which is appearing on another machine where I have installed. (Already check that program compatibility service is running).
Can any have experience the same and share what step u have taken to install it.
Oracle 10gR2 Developer is not certified/supported on Windows 7 - http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B25016_08/doc/dl/core/B16012_04/chap2.htm#i1007814
You may have installed it on Win 7, but that does not necessarily mean that it will work without issues. You will have to use a supported OS or install a VM first before install 10g Developer in the VM
Yes I know that 10g Dev is not supported officially but there are ways to install it and people are using it successfully. I was to much suprise that on same windows, same laptop, every thing same I have install successfully but not able to install it on my laptop.
The only problem I see is that Program Compatibility Assistant which does not start after abnormal termination. You can watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Thx4r4elH8 and check at 1:26 minute. Although this video is related to Oracle 10g database but I just want to show you the example.