3 Requirements

This section covers the following topics:

3.1 Software Requirements

This section covers the following topics:

3.1.1 System Requirements

Table 3-1 provides system requirements for Oracle Database XE for Microsoft Windows 64-bit.

Table 3-1 Oracle Database XE Requirements for Microsoft Windows 64-bit

Requirement Value

Operating system

Oracle Database XE for Windows x64 is supported on the following operating system versions:

  • Windows 10 x64 - Pro, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, and Education editions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 - Standard, Datacenter, Essentials, and Foundation editions
  • Windows Server 2016 x64 - Standard, Datacenter, and Essentials editions
  • Windows Server 2019 x64 - Standard, Datacenter, and Essentials editions


Oracle certifies the following virtualization technologies with Oracle Database on Windows:

  • Oracle VM Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V

For more detailed information on certified Oracle VM Server combinations, check My Oracle Support note 464754.1. For more information on certified Hyper-V combinations, you can visit:


Disk space

8.5 gigabytes minimum for Oracle software, plus 2 gigabytes or more for temporary storage


2 gigabytes RAM minimum

See Also:

For more information about Hyper-V support, see the following note (1563794.1) in My Oracle Support:


3.1.2 Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code

If you are doing development using Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code, you can install a free Oracle extension:

Visual Studio Code extension: Oracle Developer Tools for VS Code

Visit https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Oracle.oracledevtools

Visual Studio extension: Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio

Visit https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/developer-tools/visual-studio/

3.2 Permission Requirement for Installing Oracle Database XE

You must be part of the Administrators group on Windows to install Oracle Database XE. If you are logged in as a domain user, ensure sure that you are connected to the network before you install Oracle Database XE.