This guide provides instructions about installing and configuring Oracle Database Client on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit) and Microsoft Windows (32-Bit). This guide also provides information about troubleshooting the installation and removing the client software.

See Also:

"Oracle Database Client Software Requirements" for information about supported operating systems for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

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Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows is intended for anyone installing an Oracle Database Client.

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 Oracle Database Client

  • Familiarity with object-relational database management concepts

See Also:

Oracle Database Client Quick Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-Bit) to perform a quick installation using the default settings

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