This guide provides instructions about installing and configuring Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit). Only the features of Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) software installed on Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista operating systems are discussed in this guide.

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Oracle Database Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) is intended for anyone installing Oracle Database on a single computer. Additional installation guides for Oracle Database Client, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Companion CD, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control are available on the relevant installation media.

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Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) to install Oracle Database using the default settings

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