How to install Oracle Client 11g on Windows 7?

The solution is tooo easy :)

After initiating installation of Oracle Client 11g (11.1.0.6.0) installation stopped on prerequisite checks with error:

Checking operating system requirements …
Expected result: One of 5.0,5.1,5.2,6.0
Actual Result: 6.1
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed <<<<
Problem: Oracle Database 11g is not certified on the current operating system.
Recommendation: Make sure you are installing the software on the correct platform.
========================================================

To workaround this problem you have to edit refhost.xml file adding entry for Windows 7.

Location of this file on my system:
<Path>win32_11gR1_client\client\stage\prereq\client\refhost.xml

This is excerpt from my newly edited refhost.xml file:

<CERTIFIED_SYSTEMS>
<OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<!–Microsoft Windows 2000–>
<VERSION VALUE=”5.0″/>
<SERVICE_PACK VALUE=”1″/>
</OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<!–Microsoft Windows XP–>
<VERSION VALUE=”5.1″/>
<SERVICE_PACK VALUE=”1″/>
</OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<!–Microsoft Windows 2003–>
<VERSION VALUE=”5.2″/>
</OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<!–Microsoft Windows Vista–>
<OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<VERSION VALUE=”6.0″/>
</OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<!–Microsoft Windows 7–>
<OPERATING_SYSTEM>
<VERSION VALUE=”6.1″/>
</OPERATING_SYSTEM>

</CERTIFIED_SYSTEMS>

New lines are added at the end of this excerpt after <!–Microsoft Windows 7–>. Notice version value=6.1.

With new refhost.xml file all checks passed and I was ready to try out is everything OK after installation.

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~ by fulopmihaly on September 17, 2009.

6 Responses to “How to install Oracle Client 11g on Windows 7?”

  1. what a great site and informative posts, I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

  2. well so is this one going to work, since running the setup in windows vista or windows 200 mode did not work out for me.

  3. Yes. :)

  4. Tried installing Oracle 11e (Windows 2008 one) on windows 7 but got stuck at Oracle Net Configuration assistant..Its not going through.

    Please suggest how to resolve this error and move on to complete the installation successfully.

    Thanks !

  5. it wont work…any method posted on net dosent work either for me.. i am using windows 7 7600 build.tried all options…:( no luck the setup just vanishes out when i click the next button

  6. use the sep as follows:

    setup.exe -ignoreSysPrereqs

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