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Which version to download for installation on 64-bit Windows machine

I have a Windows 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (Intel Xeon 64) desktop that needs to connect to an Oracle9i database running on Windows 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit. I downloaded the database software and ran the install from the 64-bit desktop, hoping to get the option to just install the client instead of the database. Unfortunately, I get the following error: "The image file O:\Oracle64Bit\Disk1\setup.exe is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine." Obviously, I selected the wrong version, but I'm not sure which version I need.

I have a Windows 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit (Intel Xeon 64) desktop that needs to connect to an Oracle9i database running on Windows 2003 Standard Edition 64-bit. I downloaded the Oracle9i Release 2 database software from www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/oracle9i/htdocs/win64soft.htm and ran the install from the 64-bit desktop, hoping to get the option to just install the client instead of the database. Unfortunately, I get the following error: "The image file O:\Oracle64Bit\Disk1\setup.exe is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine." Obviously, I selected the wrong version, but I'm not sure which version I need. What URL should I download from to get the right version of the software to create the Oracle ODBC driver that I need for my environment? Thank you.

If I understand your question, you need to install Oracle 9.2 Client on a Windows 2003 64-bit platform to allow connectivity to a database that resides on another Windows server. You should be able to download the Oracle 9.2 Client (32-bit) from OTN at this location.

I believe Oracle does support running 32-bit client software on the Windows 2003 64-bit operating system for release 9.2 and onward.

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