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Oracle Instant Client 11.2 Windows 64 bit > SP2-0667: Message file sp1<lang>.msb not found

Even though I believe I have all the ENV vars set properly Instant Client still throws errors.  I'm on Win7 64bit.  I'm using instantclient-basic-win-x86-64-11.2.0.1.0.zip (55,084,309 bytes) and instantclient-sqlplus-win-x86-64-11.2.0.1.0.zip (822,020 bytes) downloaded form link below.

C:\Windows\system32>path
PATH=C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin;C:\Oracle\in
stantclient_11_2\;C:\Oracle\instantclient_11_2\sqlplus\

C:\Windows\system32>set ORACLE_HOME
ORACLE_HOME=C:\Oracle\instantclient_11_2

C:\Windows\system32>sqlplus
Error 6 initializing SQL*Plus
SP2-0667: Message file sp1<lang>.msb not found
SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME to your Oracle software directory

C:\Windows\system32>

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http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/winx64soft-089540.html
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>>I cannot imagine why having it in the PATH would hurt anything.

FYI:  It's in the installation docs that all the files need to be in the same directory.

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e16604/apd.htm#SQPUG157


1.Download the zip files containing the SQL*Plus Instant Client package, and the OCI package from the OTN Instant Client page at http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/oci/instantclient/instantclient.html. Both packages must be from the same version such as 11.1.0.6.

2.Create a new directory, for example, /home/instantclient11_2 on UNIX or c:\instantclient11_2 on Windows.

3.Unzip the two packages into the new directory.

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