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Oracle Developer 6i: Windows XP: Will not install

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I just downloaded the latest version of Oracle Developer 6i for Windows XP.  I double-clicked on Setup.exe and right before my eyes...Windows Error Report pops up.  Orainstall.exe has a fatal error and cannot continue.  Now this version should work on XP so can anyone tell me how to solve this?
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Because Windows XP has no JDK in the core installation. Seems you have to install JDK there.
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PURPOSE
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The purpose of this document is to aid customers install Forms & Reports 6i  
over MS Windows XP Operating System.
Please notice that this installation is not certified or supported at the moment.
The earliest certified release could be Developer Forms & Reports 6i patchset 13,
however this is not guaranteed at the time of writing.  
 
Note that it is certified for a Forms6i Client (web deployed) to run on XP.
At the date of this article the following client certifications apply for XP:
 
Oracle JInitiator (Win32(1), based on JDK 1.1.8.x)  - Patch set 10
Oracle JInitiator (Win32(1), based on JDK 1.3.x)    - Patch set 10  
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (Microsoft VM 5.0)  - Patch set 13
JavaSoft 1.4.1x Java Plug-in                        - Patch set 12
 
 
SCOPE & APPLICATION
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This is strictly an installation guide to overcome issues with the
Oracle Installer (ORCA Version 3.3.1.2.4 shipped with Oracle Developer
Forms & Reports 6i CD) The Oracle Installer has built in checks for what is
assumes to be a Windows NT 4.0 environment.
The procedure described in this document utilizes the Windows XP compatibility
Mode to trick Oracle Installer so that it will think  
that it is running under MS Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5 instead of the
actual host platform MS Windows XP.
 
 
HOW TO INSTALL FORMS & REPORTS 6i OVER MS WINDOWS XP OPERATION SYSTEM
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1. Enter the Forms & Reports 6i Release 2 CDROM in the drive.
 
2. Run the Program Compatibility Wizard  
   From Start Menu->Programs->Accessories->Program Compatibility Wizard
 
3. Click the following:
   Next->I want to use the program in the CDROM drive->  
   Next-> Microsoft Windows NT Service Pack 5->
   Next->Next->
   Next-> Yes, set this program to always use this compatibility settings->
   Next->No->Next->Finish
 
4. During the steps taken during the Program Compatibility Wizard  the test
   screen actually runs up Oracle Installer and it is possible to perform the
   installation at this stage)
   If the decision was taken not to do this at this stage, perform the  
   installation now by double-clicking on setup.exe.
 
5. Note having run through the above steps installing any product via the CD  
   ROM Windows XP will remember to run in Windows NT 4.0 compatibility mode.
 
6. It is recommended to apply the latest patchset after the installation of  
   Oracle Developer Forms & Reports 6i on Windows XP.
   In order to be able to also apply the patchset succesfully, the Program  
   Compatibiltity Wizard again needs to be invoked.  
   
   a. Specify 'I want to locate the program manually',  
   b. Browse for orainst.exe within the <patch extraction directory>\INSTALL
   c. Set compatibility to be 'MS Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5'.
   d. Again either perform the installation during the compatibility test step
      or run orainst.exe from <patch extraction directory>\INSTALL directory
      after compatibility has been set.
 

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