Q

Best Windows OS for Oracle8i

Can I install Oracle 8i on Windows XP Professional? If yes, then what are the minimum requriements needed (for a home PC)? What are the steps for installation? Which is the best OS for Oracle8i, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional or Windows 2000 Server?

Can I install Oracle 8i on Windows XP Professional? If yes, then what are the minimum requriements needed (for a home PC)? What are the steps for installation? Which is the best OS for Oracle8i, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional or Windows 2000 Server?
According to Oracle's certification matrix, you cannot install Oracle 8.1.7.4 on the Windows XP operating system. Only Oracle release 9.2 and above is supported and certified for Windows XP. You can probably install Oracle 8.1.7.4 on Windows 2000 but it is now de-supported by Oracle, so it might be difficult to obtain support if you were to encounter a problem. If possible, I would suggest installing at least Oracle release 9.2. To review the minimum prerequisites for installation, the Oracle9i (9.2.0.1.0) Database Installation Guide for Windows is a good place to start.
This was first published in September 2006

Dig deeper on Oracle database installation, upgrades and patches

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchDataManagement

SearchBusinessAnalytics

SearchSAP

SearchSQLServer

TheServerSide

SearchDataCenter

SearchContentManagement

SearchFinancialApplications

Close