Are you wondering how to install Oracle Database 19c on your Windows 10 PC?
The Oracle Database is a handy database management system mainly used for online transaction processing, data warehousing, and mixed database workloads. It’s also marketed as the first database designed for enterprise grid computing.
The newest version, 19c, includes the latest features that upgrade your experience when using Oracle Database. Not only this, but the newest version offers the most security when compared to its predecessors, giving you safety and peace of mind.
More importantly, Oracle only provides customer support for the latest version of the Oracle Database. This means your business will lack proper support and suffer should your software encounter any technical problems.
Additionally, should you decide to upgrade your operating systems, and older Oracle Database version will cause errors for your system.
The installation of the Oracle Database is not a very straightforward procedure. You can get easily lost throughout the process. The lengthy installation guide Oracle offers isn’t of much help either, confusing you even more.
Fortunately, we are here to help! Here’s how you can install Oracle Database 19c on Windows 10.
If you want to install the Oracle ODBC Driver in Windows 10, we have a separate guide for that.
Let’s get started!
1. Download the Oracle Database Software.
Today, we’ll be installing the Oracle Database on Windows 10. Unfortunately, only computers with the x64 bit architecture of Windows 10 may install Oracle Database. Before continuing, make sure that you have an x64 bit Windows 10 installed, as it won’t work otherwise.
The software needed for the installation of the Database can be found on the official Oracle website. You’ll only need a single file for this, but it must be compatible with your operating system.
Also, note that not all operating systems support Oracle Database, so make sure yours is compatible.
Here are the steps on finding and downloading the needed file:
- First, go to Oracle’s official website.
- Log in to your Oracle account by selecting View Accounts. If you do not have one, then create a new account.
- Next, select Products.
- Under Software, select Oracle Database.
- After selecting Oracle Database, scroll down and select the Download Oracle Database 19c button.
- Once opened, look for your operating system. In our case, we’ll be looking for Microsoft Windows x64.
- Lastly, download the zip file for Windows x64.
By following these steps, you have now downloaded Oracle Database 19c to your device. Note that this does not install your program, only downloading the necessary zip file for it to function correctly. To install and set up the program, continue reading down below.
2. Extract and Launch the Oracle Database Installer.
After downloading, you will need to extract the zip file to the proper file location, the root drive. You will also need to configure and set up Oracle Database during installation. There are many steps to properly installing Oracle, unlike other programs where you simply click install.
Therefore, you must follow every step to prevent errors and crashes during installation. Lastly, it is required that you log into a Windows User account that has administrative access.
Here are the steps for this process:
- First, create a new folder on your root drive. By default, this is your C: drive. Name your new folder as db_home to identify it easier.
- Next, move your zip file into db_home.
- Extract your zip file by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract All. Make sure that the files will be extracted into the db_home folder.
- Delete your extracted zip file, making sure that only the extract folder remains.
- Inside the extracted folder, look for setup, making sure it’s an Application file type.
- Run the Setup installer, again making sure that you have administrative access.
Note that the installer may take several minutes to open. After opening, an Oracle Installer will open. This is where we’ll proceed with the rest of the following processes. Again, follow every step carefully to avoid errors and mistakes.
3. Select Installment Options.
We’ll now go ahead and select one of two installation options. Please select the Set Up Software Only as we will only focus on setting up the Oracle Database software. This option also allows you to set up RAC but also upgrade your Oracle Database version.
Selecting the Database Installation Type:
Like the installation options, this section of the installation process only has two options. The Oracle Real Application Clusters database installation allows connection to multiple servers at once.
However, select the Single instance database installation—we’re focusing on setting up an instance of Oracle Database that only allows management of a single server at a time.
Choosing the Database Edition:
There are two Database Editions included in the software. The Standard Edition 2 includes the basic and usual features of the Oracle Database.
On the other hand, the Enterprise Edition includes the complete set of features needed for very demanding and high-performance applications.
Specifying The Oracle Home User and File Location:
The Oracle home user and file location must be designated to finalize the installation process. The home user can be assigned with different accounts, such as your current Windows user account.
Meanwhile, the file location has a default directory path, which is
C:\app\username, where the username is the name of the designated Oracle home user. However, unlike the home user, the file location can be left as default.
After designating the Oracle files’ home user and directory path, you can now start finalizing your installation process.
Performing Requisite Checks:
After configuring and selecting the options from the previous steps, your Oracle installer will now perform requirement checks. This ensures that your device specifications are compatible with the configurations that you have selected.
If your device specifications do not meet the minimum requirements, you should readjust your configurations and try again.
That’s all for now. If you have concerns or inquiries, don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below, and we’ll be here to help!
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