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Download Oracle 8i Setup for Windows XP

Oracle 8i is an older version of Oracle Database that was released in 1999. It is no longer supported by Oracle, and it may not be compatible with newer versions of Windows. However, if you still need to use Oracle 8i for some reason, you may be able to install it on Windows XP with some tweaks and workarounds. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Oracle 8i on Windows XP.


Download the Oracle 8i setup files

The first step is to download the Oracle 8i setup files from the Oracle Software Download center . You will need a commercial license or a developer license to access the download page. You can also try to find the setup files from other sources, but be careful of malware and viruses.

The setup files are compressed in ZIP format, so you will need a tool like WinZip or WinRAR to extract them. Extract the setup files to a folder on your hard drive, such as C:\Oracle8i.

Run the setup.exe file in compatibility mode

The next step is to run the setup.exe file in compatibility mode for Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5). This will help avoid some errors or warnings during the installation process.

To do this, right-click on the setup.exe file and select Properties. Go to the Compatibility tab and check the box for "Run this program in compatibility mode for". Select Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5) from the drop-down menu. Click OK.

Then, run the setup.exe file as an administrator. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Oracle 8i. You may encounter some errors or warnings during the installation, but you can ignore them or click Retry.

Configure some settings for Oracle 8i

After the installation is complete, you will need to configure some settings for Oracle 8i to work properly on Windows XP. Here are some of the settings you need to change:

  • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Find the service named OracleService and double-click on it. Go to the Log On tab and check the box for "Allow service to interact with desktop". Click OK.

  • Go to Start > Programs > Oracle - > Network Administration > Net8 Configuration Assistant. Follow the wizard to create a listener for your database. You may need to enter some information like your hostname, port number, service name, etc.

  • Go to Start > Programs > Oracle - > Application Development > SQL Plus. Enter your username and password to connect to your database. You should be able to run SQL commands and queries on your Oracle 8i database.


This method is not guaranteed to work for everyone, and it may cause some issues or instability on your system. Use it at your own risk. You should also consider upgrading your Oracle version or switching to a newer operating system if possible.

Oracle 8i is an outdated and unsupported version of Oracle Database that may not work well on newer operating systems like Windows XP. If you want to use Oracle Database on Windows XP, you should consider upgrading your Oracle version to a more recent and compatible one. Here are some benefits of upgrading your Oracle version:

  • You will get better performance, security, and reliability from your database.

  • You will have access to new features and enhancements that can improve your productivity and efficiency.

  • You will receive regular updates and patches that can fix bugs and vulnerabilities.

  • You will have better compatibility and integration with other applications and platforms.

  • You will have more support options and resources from Oracle and its partners.

To learn more about upgrading your Oracle version, visit [Oracle Upgrade Center].


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