From the company I worked for, (now unemployed) I have a small application (Retail Application) written in Forms/Reports 6i (dmp 1.1GB) and an E.R.P. application (dmp 20 Gb)
I want to install them in my home Pc (operating system Win7 Home Premium, 4GB RAM, 360 GB hard disk space free).
At least the Retail Application which is small (30 fmbs).
Also I would like to install the new version, because I have no experience at all in this edition, and maybe convert the Retail application to the new edition.
So I downloaded Oracle forms and reports 11g Release 2 for Windows 64. ( disk1, disk2, disk3).
My pc now is empty, I mean, it has no Oracle Database, neither the Developer 6i (patch 15).
For Retail I would make the following
1) install first Developer 6i.
2) The install the Database ( Oracle XE is enough for the Retail )
now what should I do, to have both the Retail Application and the new Edition of forms 11gR2? (in my home Pc)
Please answer me in steps if possible please...
I also have same scenario in my home laptop. Somehow after doing a lot of changes, I managed to run forms & reports 6i with oracle on my Windows 7 home premium.
Still it through unexpected errors meanwhile and sometime crashing also.
Now I am using VMware and installed XP professional in that. Everything is working perfectly great. I suggest you to do the same to overcome future issues.
Also you can create more than one Virtual machines if u want.