Re: Issues Installing Oracle Developer Suite 10G for the first time on my PC?

From: Peter Schneider <>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:00:49 +0100
Message-ID: <lf38oc$mc4$>

Am 02.03.2014 21:01, schrieb Adrian:
> In message <leui1m$td5$>, Noons <> writes
>> Wasn't there a d/l from microsoft that installed XP 32-bit inside 64-bit Win
>> 7 as a VM? I recall reading about it when I was trying to get my scanners to
>> work with W7/64.
> Yes there is (and it was still around at the back end of last year). I'm using
> to make this posting.
> If you have Win7 Professional (or "better"), then it is included in the
> licence, otherwise you have to pay for it.

I had a spare Windows XP License/DVD around from an old PC that doesn't exist anymore, and, half a year ago, installed that into a Virtualbox VM, updated it to SP3 with all current patches, and installed, just for the memory of good ole' times, Oracle DevSuite, Designer, Forms, Reports. But haven't used it for a while, and doubt that I'll ever have to.

But anyway, when official XP support ends in April, I'm going to make a backup of the VM and archive it in a safe place. You never know... Probably sometime, I might enjoy playing around with that ancient stuff. Maybe I should also install a 10g DB or even 9i DB in that VM?! ;-)


Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge,
enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world,
not so the world can see you.                    -- David McCullough Jr.
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