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Windows install of XE - problems problems problems :o(

From: Norman Dunbar <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 10:32:38 +0000
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Morning all,

I have posted thins query on the XE support forum but as yet have had no replies that get me around the problem.

Installing the latest XE on Windows 2000 with 1 GB of RAM. I get the message 'Error 1325 Templates is not a valid short file name'. (I'm installing as administrator by the way.)

I've checked the forum and found one hit for this problem. I have been over to ( and got the download for the installer clean up utility.

When I run this utility, I do not get an option to clean up Oracle XE anywhere - so I cannot proceed any further with the install.

I have had a previous version of XE installed, but I received a few errors during running of the scripts so I had to manually run the failed scripts and all was well. Unfortunately, I have had to remove it (it killed the PC as I only had 256 MB of RAM back then) but now I cannot re-install.

Anyone got any ideas about how I can get past this error please?


Norman Dunbar.
Contract Oracle DBA.
Rivers House, Leeds.

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