Oracle 10g Installation Guide on Windows 8
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To download the Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.2.0.4) for Microsoft Windows Vista x64.
Oracle 10g installation is done via Oracle Universal Installer. Installation of Oracle 10g on Windows 8 will return version compatibility error.
Do not panic, you will only need to edit a couple of files to get the installation working.
You 1st need to locate exe installation file and right click and properties , compatibility tab and set compatibility to windows xp (sp3) and click ok.
Step 3: Start again installation with Run as administrator..
Change Oracle Home location and select the Installation type.
If you are not planning to use the starter database then you need to uncheck the “Create Starter Database (additional 720MB) check box option
Enter the database name and password.
Click “Next” to continue with the installation.
If you encounter any status with Error(s) during “Product-Specific Prerequisite Checks” then you need to check further before you can continue with the installation; otherwise your Oracle Server may not work.
As soon as all the requirements gets verified and the errors are eliminated, You will see the “Succeeded” status as below screen shot for all the Product-Specific Prerequisite checks.
If everything looks OK at this point, click on the Install button to begin the installation.
During the install, you will notice various Oracle products being copied over to the hard disk.
Once the installation is completed, the next step will be to configure the various additional services and the database.
The Oracle Database Configuration Assistant will appear for some time while the default database is created and opened.
Once the default database has been installed, You need to visit password management.
Click on the Password Management button and change the default passwords for the SYS, SYSTEM, SCOTT and DBSNMP accounts(Any account you need... )
Click the OK button to complete the installation. Then exit the installation as it shows installation successful.
Go to start menu click on the sql plus icon.
It will appears like the screen, Once SQL Plus is running, you will be prompted for 3 things: Username, password and Host String.
Fill in the Username and password fields with the SYSTEM/SCOTT account and leave the Host String field blank. Since we are connecting to a local Oracle database, no Host String is required.
Password: as you mentioned before or
SCOTT account has default password TIGER..which you can change as soon you enter the account.. GOOD LUCK