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2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2013 5:20 AM by orafad RSS

Missing KEY_HOME_NAME in registry

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I am new to Oracle and would appropriate any help. :)

I downloaded Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Client ( for Microsoft Windows (32-bit). When I looked in the Windows registry, I did not see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE\KEY_HOME_NAME. Would there be a reason this was not set?
  • 1. Re: Missing KEY_HOME_NAME in registry
    Srini Chavali-Oracle Oracle ACE Director
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    Pl post exact OS version - supported OS versions are documented -

    Did the install complete successfully without any errors ? Pl check the install log file for any errors and post them here -

  • 2. Re: Missing KEY_HOME_NAME in registry
    orafad Oracle ACE
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    Probably this has nothing to do with Oracle.

    On x64 win os', Registry entries for 32-bit software are routed to the Wow6432Node branch. (Look for ORACLE... underneath it.)

    Similar to "x86", SysWOW64, 32-bit ODBC DSNs, etc. for the (32-bit) WOW64 environment.

    Edited by: orafad on Apr 6, 2013 2:20 PM


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