14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2011 3:14 AM by Srini Chavali-Oracle RSS

    32-bit Oracle client on Windows 7 64-bit?


      I have a Windows 7 64-bit OS and need to install an Oracle client on this machine. Instead of installing a 64-bit client, I would like to install a 32-bit client and was wondering if this is possible and compatible on a 64-bit machine? The reason I would prefer to install a 32-bit client is because i have a 32-bit version of TOAD and apparently this doesnt work with a 64-bit client.

      I have downloaded the following files:
      Oracle Database 10g Client Release 2 ( -> 10203_vista_w2k8_x86_production_client.zip
      patchset (for Windows 7 compatibility) -> p8202632_10205_WINNT.zip

      Are these the correct files I have downloaded? Thanks.