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Is Oracle incompatible with Pentium 4 machines?

Why is Oracle not compatible on Pentium 4 machines?

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It is compatible and works fine on many Pentium 4 systems. The installer on the 8.1.7 CD-ROM has a problem on Pentium 4 systems that is related to the Java runtime environment used on that CD. However, workarounds are available and once 8.1.7 is installed, it works fine.

This was first published in October 2004

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