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How to Install Developer Suite on Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32bit) (Doc ID 559067.1)

Last updated on MAY 08, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version to [Release Oracle10g to]
IAS/IDS Components Install - Version to [Release AS10gR2]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) & Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)


Note that Error Correction Support (Premier Support) for 10GR2 has ended.  The only exceptions are if you are using 10gR2 as a part of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS).  If you need this installation for EBS 11i or 12 then you should use the following EBS note:

<Note 277535.1> Recommended Set Up for Client/Server Products with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12

If not on EBS, then Oracle strongly encourages you to use a fully supported product which at this time is Forms 12c.




The following information will help to address known issues related to installing Developer Suite (Forms/Reports) on Windows Vista (32-bit) or Windows 7 (32-bit).  The 64-bit releases of these operating systems are not certified for use with Developer Suite.  Consider using version or newer if a 64-bit operating system is to be used.

Starting from (<Patch 5983622>), Developer Suite is certified to be installed on Windows Vista (32-bit) or Windows 7 (32-bit). Developer Suite10. must be installed first before applying patch. When installing Developer Suite  on Windows Vista or Windows 7, you may encounter the following issues:

 (1) The prerequisite checks with the following message:

Checking operating system version: must be 5.0, 5.1 or 5.2.
Actual 6.0 Failed <<<<

(2) The following error message may appear

Abnormal program termination. An internal error has occurred. Please provide the following files to Oracle Support:

(3) The following error message may appear

"Install has encountered an error while attempting to verify your virtual memory settings. Please verify that the sum of initial sizes of the paging files is at least 256 MB"


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In this Document
 (1) Virtual memory settings issue
 (2) To Solve Prerequisite Issues and Abnormal Program Termination
 Solution 1
 Solution 2
 Solution 3
 (3) Install <Patch 5983622> to upgrade to
 (4) Install OPatch in the Developer Suite ORACLE_HOME. 
 (5) Apply the most recent <Patch 13413002 > to the Developer Suite Home.
 (6) Apply the Forms Bundle Patch
 (8) Post Installation Steps
 (8) WebUtil on Vista or Win7 as a client

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