Share 32-bit Oracle Database Client Installation Crash on Windows 2008/2012R2/10 64-bit

Date with my bike but i am stuck with very strange installation problem at work. Oracle 12.10.2 database installation on Windows was crashing repeatedly without leaving any hint on the logs.

Found the fix for the problem  and leaving a post for your reference. This will be very helpful during  Siebel IP 16 Installation.



Problem Statement : 32-bit Oracle Database Client Installation on Windows 2008/2012R2/10  64-bit Crashes without Any Error Messages

Installation Log will have below info and installation will disappear without any message

INFO: Update the State machine to STATE_INIT_SESSION
INFO: Creating & Initializing the Session Interface Manager
INFO: Calling OiicInstallAPISession’s prepareForInstallOperations
INFO: Do the iterator execution till Summary
INFO: Initializing install inventory
INFO: Setting up install inventory 


OUI not able to create/update registry for inventory location for 32 bit installation.


C:> reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\ORACLE /v inst_loc

ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.



Solution from Siebel  Experts 


  1. Open registry
  3. Create a new key with name Oracle
  4. Go to Oracle and then create a new String Value with name inst_loc
  5. Give the value as C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\Inventory
  6. Retry installation.



Congratulations !  You have done it. 

7 comments on “ 32-bit Oracle Database Client Installation Crash on Windows 2008/2012R2/10 64-bit”

  1. Rinku Jacob Raju Reply

    Thanks for this post. This really helped not sure why oracle cannot tell these things 🙁

  2. Anuj Reply

    Thank you very much! 🙂
    I was able to able to install Oracle 12c 32-bit client with 12c 64-bit client & 64-bit server altogether.

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