Thursday, December 21, 2017


Oracle Forms 10G Installation
 On Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 64 bit



 In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Praise be to Allah, blessing and peace be upon our prophet Mohammed, his family and his companions. After that,


             I believe that there is always a need to install Oracle  Developer Suite 10G. It is the most reliable version that lasts up to now. Although, Oracle is no longer support Oracle Developer Suite 10G is always available for download from Oracle Official Site for the need of Oracle Designer.
      
      The problem is Oracle  Developer Suite 10G is an old version which currently IS Microsoft Windows 8.1 Operating System.   NOT designed to run On  
  Even though, Oracle doesn't support it. But the old applications are still running and 
the need for Oracle Designer is still increasing. 
That's what push us forward to illegally create some work around  (May Allah Forgive Us ) to cope with the new Operating System progress and save our clients' running applications at least for now. Then, we can think seriously to upgrade our client's application to the new technology.


Task Definition:   

    Oracle Developer Suite 10G Installation On Windows 8.1 64 bit


Concept Solution:

     Let's recognize how Oracle Developer Suite installer works...

      The installer's job is to do an automatic prerequisite check on your computer before starting the installation process...

            
               1.    Verify that the minimum swap space is available
               2.     Verify the minimum CPU speed
               3.     Verify Operating System requirements

    

         It gives you its feed back after each check either 'passed' or 'failed' .

         If the passed then the installation process will go forward to the next step.

         If failed then the installation process will stop.
        
       Today, we are concerning about the third step of the verification process. 
If the Micro-Soft Windows 8.1 64 bit Operating System check  failed as a result of  the  incompatibility What will we do ? Please follow the suggested task solution steps. 


Task Solution: 

  •  Right click on the Installer icon and  select Run as administrator.

 

  •  The Oracle Developer Suite's installer's will initialize its verification process. It will stopped while verifying its required Operating system configuration or files.



  • Right click on the installer property > Select Compatibility tab> Check the check box of  run this program in the Compatibility mode & select Windows XP Sp2 or Windows XP Sp3  Press apply and Ok.



  •   Note:

           There is a very important file called "oraparam"; this  file mainly contains all  Certified Operating Systems by Oracle.
  • The Oracle installer is programmed to look for this file as a pre-requisite to complete oracle developer suite installation.

Follow the steps to pass the error

  • Open the oraparam file with Notepad++ program or any text editor program.


  • Press clt+ F to Look for  the word Certified

  • Then, add 6.2 for Windows 8.1 & 6.3 for Windows 10 


 [Certified Versions]
Windows=5.0,5.1,5.2,6.2,6.3
Solaris=5.8,5.9
Linux=redhat-2.1AS
HPUX=B.11.11



  • Copy the following shaded paragraph.

                                
  •   paste the copied section in a free separate space followed to it's related windows section as follow:
  
#Windows 2000 use winver.exe to find version
[Windows-5.0-required]
#Minimum display colours for OUI to run
MIN_DISPLAY_COLORS=256
SWAP_SPACE=1535
SERVICE_PACK=3
TEMP_SPACE=150
 
[Windows-5.0-optional]
#Minimum CPU speed required for OUI
CPU=300 

  • Don't modify any content in the pasted section but only the title of the windows section to build a new certified windows version for Oracle as follow:  



  
#Windows 8.1 use winver.exe to find version
[Windows-6.2-required]
#Minimum display colours for OUI to run
MIN_DISPLAY_COLORS=256
SWAP_SPACE=1535
SERVICE_PACK=3
TEMP_SPACE=150
[Windows-6.2-optional]
#Minimum CPU speed required for OUI
CPU=300 

  • The same steps are followed for Windows 10 as it is defined to Oracle Developer Installer as 6.3 to make the required pre-requisite check for Microsoft Windows versions.

  • Save the changes you mad then restart running the Oracle Developer Suite installer as mentioned. Then, it will initialize its verification process and passed the Operating system verification process.


  • The welcome page of Oracle Developer Suite installer will be displayed.
  • Specify the source and Oracle Developer Suite target destination files or paths. 

  • Click Next button a progress bar appears loading the specified source file and forward the installation wizard to the next step.


  •    Specify the Oracle Developer Suite 10G 10.2.0.2 installation type.


  • Click Next button a progress bar appears loading the required selected installation  type and forward the installation wizard to the next step.



  •  No mail Server specified click Next to  forward the installation wizard to the next step.



  •   A progress bar appears loading the preference that no Out Mail Server Information required then forward the installation wizard to the next step.


  •   Finally, the actual installation progress bar appears loading its required installation files from its specified source to the specified destination file.  


  •  The installation progress bar will end  up at point 69% or 70%.  Then, a popup dialog window appears, asks you to specify the second source installation folder  in order to complete the installation process.

  • Specify its path and click OK.


  • Check the path again and click OK



  • Then, the progress bar will continue forward to the end of the installation process.


  • When, the progress bar is 100% complete, the following screen appeared.



  •    Press Exit button. Then press click Ok button to confirm.





For now you accomplished the task successfully. You installed Oracle Oracle Designer On Windows 8.1 64 bit. You can configure Oracle Developer Suite to run it into the browser. You can also configure Oracle Designer to use it into your project in analysis and design.



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My success only comes from Allah, pls. note your comments and suggestions are great help for me in progress thanks in advance.