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WINDOWS: Install Oracle Client 11.2 32-bit and 64-bit on Same System Overwrites Programs Menu Entry (Doc ID 1243374.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


Installing Oracle Client 11.2 32-bit and Oracle Client 64-bit on the same Windows x64 system . The second installation overwrites the Programs menu entry from the 32bit installation.

1. Install Oracle Client 32-bit on Windows X64. One Programs menu entry is created e called Oracle>OraClient11g_home1.

2. Install Oracle Client 64-bit into a different ORACLE_HOME on the same system. A new entry is not created on the Programs menu, but instead the existing Programs menu entry Oracle OraClient11g_home1 now points to the 64-bit installation. The 32-bit shortcut has been overwritten.

The registry entries are ok.


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