Oracle Client 12.1 crashes / closes when clicking on Install at Step 6 of 8


OUI is unable to create or update the appropriate registry keys for 32-bit installation.

You can run the below query to make sure registry does not have the required key.

C:> reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\ORACLE /v inst_loc
ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.

Development team is currently working on this issue via bug 20219460


Monitor this Bug for the final solution, Bug 20219460 INSTALLER OUI DISAPPEARED ON INSTALLING WIN32 BIT CLIENT ON WINDOWS2012 R2 64BIT


1. Open registry
3. Create a new key with name Oracle
4. Go to Oracle and then create a new String Value with name inst_loc
5. Give the value as C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\Inventory
6. Retry installation.


Source :


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s