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Given I have a system of Oracle Forms 6i (legacy software), how could I make it work on Windows 7. We have serious problems with apps like PLUS80.exe crashing ("Oracle SQL*Plus has stopped working").

Is it possible at all? We also consider downgrading to XP if problems persist..

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Virtulization is an option if it won't work on Windows 7.

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That seems to be the recommendation of folk on OTN: thread1, thread2. XP Mode for example – Jack Douglas May 12 '11 at 9:53

We have successfully deployed Oracle Forms 6i on Windows 7 in both 32-bit and 64-bit varieties without virtualization. We apply Patchset 13, and everything appears to behave correctly. Our system (we are a software vendor) is being used in production at several businesses without any major problems. I recommend you setup a pilot computer to test to make sure that your particular legacy app will work. If you do find problems, you can always install the legacy application in Windows XP Mode. We have not tried it on Windows 8.

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I realize you probably already took care of your issue considering you posted the question a year ago, but I'm just trying to help build this community since it seems to be so much smaller than some of the others in the StackExchange network. – Stuporman Oct 29 '12 at 23:43
Now I'm a little stuck here about which answer to accept. :-) We actually went with a second XP-PC that time. However I really appreciate your support! When was Patchset 13 released? – Sebastian Roth Nov 8 '12 at 3:58
Sorry, I don't know. For some reason, info on anything to do with Forms and Reports 6i is extremely hard to come by even from a historical perspective. It is the patchset to make it compatible with Windows XP, so it was probably released sometime in '02 or '03. – Stuporman Nov 12 '12 at 5:31

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