How to Download and Install Oracle 8i Database on Windows XP
Oracle 8i is a popular relational database management system that offers many features and benefits for developers and users. However, finding and installing Oracle 8i on Windows XP can be challenging, as it is no longer supported by Oracle or available on their official website. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Oracle 8i Database on Windows XP using an archived version from the Internet Archive.
Step 1: Download Oracle 8i Database from the Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that preserves digital content and provides access to historical web pages, software, books, and more. One of the software collections that the Internet Archive hosts is Oracle Collection.ISO[^3^], which contains Oracle 8i Database, Oracle 7.3 Database, and Oracle Developer 2000 Release. You can download this collection from the following link:
The file size is about 1.4 GB, so it may take some time to download depending on your internet speed. Once the download is complete, you will have an ISO file named oracle-8i.iso on your computer.
Step 2: Mount or Extract the ISO File
An ISO file is a disk image that contains all the files and folders of a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. To access the contents of the ISO file, you need to either mount it as a virtual drive or extract it using a software like WinRAR or 7-Zip. We recommend mounting the ISO file as it is faster and easier than extracting it.
To mount the ISO file on Windows XP, you need to use a third-party software like Daemon Tools Lite or Virtual CloneDrive. You can download these software from their official websites:
After installing one of these software, you can right-click on the oracle-8i.iso file and select \"Mount\" or \"Virtual CloneDrive\" from the context menu. This will create a virtual drive on your computer that will act as if you inserted a CD-ROM with Oracle 8i Database.
Step 3: Install Oracle 8i Database
Now that you have mounted the ISO file, you can proceed to install Oracle 8i Database on your Windows XP machine. To do so, follow these steps:
Open My Computer and double-click on the virtual drive that contains Oracle 8i Database. This will launch the setup wizard.
Select \"Oracle Universal Installer\" from the menu and click \"Next\".
Select \"Install/Deinstall Products\" from the menu and click \"Next\".
Select \"Oracle for Windows NT\" from the list of products and click \"Next\".
Select \"Oracle8i Enterprise Edition\" from the list of components and click \"Next\".
Select \"Typical\" as the installation type and click \"Next\".
Enter a name for your Oracle home directory (for example, C:\\oracle) and click \"Next\".
Enter a password for your SYSTEM account (for example, oracle) and click \"Next\". This account is used to administer your database.
Review the summary of your installation settings and click \"Install\". This will start copying files to your computer.
When prompted, insert Disk 2 into your virtual drive and click \"OK\". This will continue copying files to your computer.
When prompted, insert Disk 3 into your virtual drive and click \"OK\". This will finish copying files to your computer.
When prompted, select \"Yes\" to create a starter database and click \"Next\". This will create a sample database for you to use. ec8f644aee