How to install Oracle Client 11g on Windows 7?

The solution is tooo easy 🙂

After initiating installation of Oracle Client 11g ( installation stopped on prerequisite checks with error:

Checking operating system requirements …
Expected result: One of 5.0,5.1,5.2,6.0
Actual Result: 6.1
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed <<<<
Problem: Oracle Database 11g is not certified on the current operating system.
Recommendation: Make sure you are installing the software on the correct platform.

To workaround this problem you have to edit refhost.xml file adding entry for Windows 7.

Location of this file on my system:

This is excerpt from my newly edited refhost.xml file:

<!–Microsoft Windows 2000–>
<!–Microsoft Windows XP–>
<!–Microsoft Windows 2003–>
<!–Microsoft Windows Vista–>
<!–Microsoft Windows 7–>


New lines are added at the end of this excerpt after <!–Microsoft Windows 7–>. Notice version value=6.1.

With new refhost.xml file all checks passed and I was ready to try out is everything OK after installation.

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