The Oracle Product installation is a fairly simple process unless the product is not certified on the particular OS platform or outdated.Most often we are faced with the situation where we need to test in our development or Production fix testing phase for an Oracle product which is outdated or not certified but commonly used by Customers
As a example if we require Oracle Forms 10G Application then we need to test it in Oracle Developer Suite 10G since Oracle Application Server 10G is no more available in the common online Oracle Product downloads.
The below section describes the details about how we can go about installing Oracle Developer Suite 10G in Windows 7 and debug any issues during Installation
Things to be done during installation of Oracle Developer Suite 10G in Windows 7 are
1)The Compatibility setting of the Setup.exe for Oracle Developer suite should be Windows XP Service Pack 2
2)It is preferable to use a 32-bit Oracle 10G Developer suite
3)It is required to install patch set OracleAS 10g Release 2 Patch Set 3 (p5983622_10123_WINNT.zip) for Oracle 10G Developer suite otherwise the Oracle Forms Builder may close immediately when you open the forms.
4)Oracle Database 10g Release 1 (10.1.0.5) is the minimum database release required by OracleAS 10g Release 2 Patch Set 3
5)Change the Virtual Memory of the Drive for example D:\ in which you are installing the Developer Suite like below
6)If you face any other problems during installation then it is advisable to follow the link to get the Installation Log file and post in the comments section for checking the issue.