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Uninstall Oracle 7.3
These notes apply to Oracle 7.3.x
The simplest way to remove Oracle is to run the Oracle installer:
and select to remove (uninstall) everything.
It is probably best to stop any Oracle services that are running since this will prevent some components from being removed. Also, expect some errors when removing components and be prepared to have to select some components individually to remove them.
The Oracle installer will not remove itself and there are some components that will not uninstall.
In order to completely remove all traces of Oracle the following additional steps will need to be taken:
These notes have been tested with Oracle 7.3.x under Windows NT 4.
This page represents one page of many pages of notes I made whilst working with Oracle 7 through to 10i. I now no longer work with Oracle databases, but hope that these notes will continue to be of benefit to others.
About the author: Brian Cryer is a dedicated software developer and webmaster. For his day job he develops websites and desktop applications as well as providing IT services. He moonlights as a technical author and consultant.