Here are step-by-
step instructions for installing Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on Windows 7. It’s provided in response to questions
.For reference, I posted the former because it didn’twork without intervention. I hadn’t updated step
-by-step instructions because Oracle Database 11g Release 2 has always worked forme when installing on Windows 7.
A number of students and blog readers have mentioned that it didn’t work for them. My guess is that they had configuration is
sueswithin the Windows 7 environment. There are some Windows 7 configuration caveats before you perform this installation, and theyare:
Windows 7 Configuration Steps
Make sure you have at least 3 GB of memory on your Windows PC, or that you can allocate 4 GB of memory to your virtualmachine (the latter typically requires 8 GB of real memory to avoid extensive disk caching of memory).2.
Install Oracle’s SJDK and run time for Java 6 or 7 on Windows 7 (I installed Java 7).
Disable Microsoft’s User Access Controls (UAC). I blogged about a set of Windows 7 g
file. Use lines 1 through 3 w
hen you’re using a DHCP IPaddress, and lines 1 through 4 when you’re using a static IP address. If you want to set a static IP address, check this old
1234127.0.0.1 localhost::1 localhost127.0.0.1 McLaughlinMySQL McLaughlinMySQL.techtinker.com172.26.126.131 McLaughlinMySQL McLaughlinMySQL.techtinker.com
Create a user account name that doesn’t have a white
in the screen shots, and assignit
Oracle 11g Release 2 Installation Steps
The Oracle Database 11g Release 2 files are broken down into two zip files on the Oracle site. That means you need to downloadboth files, and then expand them into an installation directory. I called my installation directory
, but you
can call it whatever works for you. Here’s a screen shot of the directory after expanding both compressed files (done with Wi
nZip15).You should notice that the two expanded compressed files put everything into a
directory (or folder). Within that folder,you double click on the
icon to launch (start) the
Oracle Universal Installer
. It’ll open a command prompt that may
dwell on thescreen for a few seconds up to maybe fifteen seconds.2.
It’s a good idea to provide an email address for security updates no matter what. You can uncheck the box if you don’t want
updates via Oracle Support Services. Click the
button to continue.