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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Oracle Database 11g Installer Disappears After Prerequisite Checks

Recently I was attempting to install Oracle Database 11g on Windows 7 64 Bit.
The installer was not behaving by disappearing without a trace after running the prerequisite checks.

This forum post was helpful, https://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=2190825

Specifically, I used the jreLoc flag to setup.exe and specified a different JDK.
Also, the flag did not like the JRE under "Program Files" I think due to the space in the name, so I had to copy my jdk to C:\ to make it work.

C:\database>setup -jreLoc "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_02"
Did not work...
C:\database>setup -jreLoc c:\jdk1.7.0_02
works fine.


  1. I have been trying to get past this problem all day long. This trick worked for me. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for the help. You've resolved my big head ache. :)

  3. After spending 5 hours for a 5 minute installation job , I tried to change CLASSPATH , PATH , downloaded different version etc. etc. nothing seems to be working event support.oracle.com did not provide good hint. But JDK folder copy to directory ( without space) worked , big relief. Thank you !

  4. it worked for me, very thankful for u r suggestion

  5. Thanks for your help. It saved my lot of time.

  6. Thanks. It worked. Thanks a lot.

  7. FYI, you don't have to move/copy your JRE/JDK in order for it to work. Assuming you have a 64-bit JRE/JDK installed, you can run the installer as follows, and I know for a fact it works:

    setup.exe -jreLoc C:\PROGRA~1\Java\jdk1.7.0_45

    PROGRA~1 is the short name for Program Files and PROGRA~2 is the short name for Program Files (x86) if it exists. I use those whenever the path cannot have a space in it.