Installation of Oracle Database Client 12.1.0.1 fails on Windows 8 (32 bit) at System Architecture Check (Doc ID 1579617.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 29, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Symptoms

Installation of Oracle Database Client 12.1 (32-bit) on Windows 8 (32-bit) fails during the System crchitecture check 

INFO: Architecture: This is a prerequisite condition to test whether the system has a certified architecture.
INFO: Severity:CRITICAL
INFO: OverallStatus:VERIFICATION_FAILED
INFO: -----------------------------------------------
INFO: Verification Result for Node:xxxxx
INFO: Expected Value:64-bit
INFO: Actual Value:32-bit
INFO: Error Message:PRVF-7535 : Proper architecture is not found on node "xxxxx" [Expected = "64-bit" ; Found = "32-bit"]
INFO: Cause: System architecture does not meet the requirement.
INFO: Action: Ensure that the correct software bundle is being used.

Cause

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