Install Oracle 19c for Windows—Part One

Oracle® 19c Database is the latest release of a widely adopted automation database in the market and enterprises. Stability is an important element of the Oracle Database 19c component of the Oracle Database 12c (Release 12.2) family of products. In this two-part blog post series, I cover installing and upgrading version 19c.


In part one, I focus on installing Oracle 19c on a Windows® environment. You might wonder if you can install Oracle DB 19c on the x32 bit Windows operating system, but the answer is no. Oracle 19c is compatible with only x64bit Windows.

Installation steps

Perform the following steps to install Oracle 19c on Windows:

Execute the installation file

To prepare for the installation, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the software from the following link:

  2. Extract the zip file D:\app\product\ and set the extraction folder to D:\app\product\19.0.0\dbhome_1, which is the Oracle 19C Home directory.

  3. After the zip extraction completes, execute D:\app\product\19.0.0\dbhome_1\setup.exe and perform the following installation steps.

Step 1

Select the Set Up Software Only radio button because you want to install the software without creating an Oracle database. In my case, I already have an Oracle database version 11g.

Step 2

Select the Single instance database installation radio button because you’re not installing an Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) database, which can have multiple instances.

Step 3

Oracle Database 19c is available in the following editions:

  • (EE) Oracle Database 19c Enterprise Edition
  • (SE2) Oracle Database 19c Standard Edition 2

Select the radio button for Enterprise Edition to install the Enterprise edition. If you want to install the standard edition, then select Standard Edition 2. The Enterprise edition has additional costs compared to the Standard edition, and the choice is up to you.

Step 4

Select the Use Virtual Account radio button. The Oracle home user can be a Windows built-in account, virtual account, or a regular (non-administrator) Windows account. If you specify an existing user as the Oracle home user, the Windows user account you specify can either be a Windows domain user or a Windows local user.

As an administrator, do not create a Windows user account if you use a virtual account or a Windows built-in account during the installation. For example, if you specify a non-existing user for the Oracle home user, the Windows user account you specify needs to be a Windows local user. The Oracle installer creates this account automatically to run the Windows Oracle services for the Oracle home.

Step 5

Specify the location of the Oracle base. In this case, I selected D:\app. Again, you can change this directory at your convenience or opt for the default one.

Step 6

The installer verifies all the prerequisites. If there are any errors, try to readjust the minimum installation requirements as follows and restart.

You can install Oracle Database 19c on the following Windows x64 distributions:

  • Windows Server 2019 x64: Standard, Datacenter and Essentials
  • Windows Server 2016 x64: Standard, Datacenter and Essentials and Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64: Standard, Datacenter and Essentials
  • Windows 10 x64 Pro: Enterprise and Education
  • Windows 8.1 x: Enterprise

Note: You must update your operating system before starting the Oracle Database installation to avoid any issues with Oracle 19c.

Click install if no error occurs.

Step 7

The installer shows you the summary, including the Oracle base, Oracle software location, Oracle database edition, and Oracle home user.

Step 8

The installer starts the Oracle 19c installation. If you get any errors during the installation, you need to fix them to complete the installation successfully.

Step 9

The installer shows you the final successful page with the following output if no errors occurred during the installation.


With the help of this blog post, you can easily understand and follow the Oracle 19c installation steps in the Windows environment.

To learn how to upgrade your Oracle 11 Database to 19c, see Part Two. database.

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Pradeep Rai

I am currently an Oracle DBA with 18 years of experience and am well versed with the Oracle technologies. I am also looking into cloud database infrastructure. I also have experience with other than Oracle databases such as Mongo dB and Cassandra.

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