Database/Client Installation Fails with Error :” INS-32027 The Oracle_home environment variable is currently set….”

(Doc ID 1630653.1)

Last updated on JUNE 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

12.1.0.1 & 11.2.0.4  Database/Client  installation on Windows fails with error:

INS-32027 The Oracle_home environment variable is currently set and this value is not same as the specified path for software location. This may impact the proper configuration of software.


The Installation fails , when choosing the software location.
Even though the new Software location is empty, it errors out as mentioned above.

 

Example : 12.1.0.1 Database

 

D:\oracle\app\product\12cR1 software location which is empty was provided but the installation fails.

 

 

Example: 11.2.0.4 Client

D:\oracle\app\product\11.2.0.4 software location which is empty was provided but the installation fails.

 

Cause

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