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Checking operating system version failed; must be 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 or 6.0. Actual 6.1.

The Problem

You want to install Oracle version 10.2.0.4 onto a Windows Server 2008 OS machine, which is not actually supported. When you run the executable to start the installer you receive the following message on your screen:

Checking installer requirements…

Checking operating system version: must be 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 or 6.0. Actual 6.1
Failed <<<<

Exiting Oracle Universal Installer, log for this session can be found at C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\logs\installActions2011-10-24_11-43-02AM.log

Please press Enter to exit…

The Cause

As stated above, 10.2.0.4 is not supported/certified on Windows Server 2008; 10.2.0.5 is the only supported version of 10g for that OS.

The Solution 

Even though Oracle don’t recommend installing it, I needed it to just open a DB first and run the the pre-upgrade script in version 10.2.0.4 before I could upgrade to 11g.

There is a very simple solution to this problem and it is to run the setup.exe and tell it to ignore the pre requisite checks.

setup.exe -ignoreSysPrereqs

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  1. abhi says:

    thanks for the blog

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