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Uninstalling oracle database 10g from windows

Discussion in 'Installation - Windows' started by juan, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. juan

    juan Active Member

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    is it possible to uninstall oracle database by just deleting the oracle folder? actually by mistake i installed the oracle database 10g on my windows XP laptop when i actually wanted to install the 10g client. i later installed oracle client on my laptop and now i am left with two oracle homes! any suggestions?
     
  2. apps_expert

    apps_expert Forum Expert

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    deleting the oracle folder is no method to unistall oracle. You need to start the oracle universal installer and browse through your installed products and choose which ones to uninstall.

    Still oracle universal installer has been quite notorious in uninstallation from windows. If something goes wrong, search through metalink. I assure you, u won't be the first person facing problems un-installing ;)
     
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    simply_dba Forum Advisor

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    Uninstalling is the safest way, deleting is the best way if you have full knowledge of what oui does while installing.
     
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    rajavu Forum Guru

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    Oracle doesn't recommend deleting Files . Just wondering who will have full knowledge of what oui does while installing.

    Oracle recommends de-installation using OUI.
     
  5. rajavu

    rajavu Forum Guru

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    Anyway there are Manual steps available in the net for the same like this

    Execute these step at your own risk :)