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Oracle patch from oracle giving error

Hi Experts,

I have installed oracle only) in windows server 2008 R2(X64).

Now I want to patch this to oracle version.

I have downloaded the patch and extracted and run the installer.

Now when I choose the oracle to patch, it gives the error that 'this can be used on an existing oracle home only'.

Also in the 'installed product' button, this is not showing any software details.

I am not able to understand what is the reason for this error. Please help.



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Could you check with environment variable ORACLE_HOME and if possible share the result by following command C:\echo %ORACLE_HOME% .

Also confirm are you able to start/stop the database,as per me this might be an issue with initial installations of oracle and in defining of environment variables & directories.



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