This guide provides instructions about installing and configuring Oracle Database for both Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) and Microsoft Windows (x64). Only the features of Oracle Database for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) and Microsoft Windows (x64) software installed on Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista are discussed in this guide.
This preface contains these topics:
Oracle Database Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows is intended for anyone installing Oracle Database on a single computer. Additional installation guides for Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Database Examples, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control are available on the relevant installation media.
To use this document, you need the following:
A supported Microsoft Windows operating system installed and tested on your computer system
Administrative privileges on the computer where you are installing the Oracle Database software
Familiarity with object-relational database management concepts
Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit) to install Oracle Database using the default settings
Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows (x64) to install Oracle Database using the default settings
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