A reader, June 15, 2019 - 7:41 pm UTC
I faced a similar issue and upon seeing your answer it hit me that this probably should be something basic.
SO i tried running the setup.exe directly from within the zip (without un-ziping) and yay.. i have it installed in my system now.. had been trying to install it from past 2 weeks :P
Install not even start without unzipping
MGM, November 30, 2019 - 11:49 pm UTC
[Reply to a previous "review"]
I got this error when started setup without unzipping:
"Error reading setup initialization file"
My problem was: Not english letter ("á") in my Windows user name!
A reader, December 01, 2019 - 12:57 am UTC
Welcome to XXI.century.
A reader, November 12, 2020 - 1:23 am UTC
Surprisingly that works , don't unzip - Just run from the zip file !!
Installing Oracle 18c
Jim, February 26, 2021 - 8:27 am UTC
I tried openening the file like you said, without unzipping. But it automatically extracts when I click "setup.exe" file. Is this normal?
March 02, 2021 - 1:44 am UTC
Here's my recording of my installation process.
It is sped up a little, but you should be able to follow the same steps.
Installing Oracle DB 18c on Win10
Joe Sweeney, April 19, 2021 - 8:50 pm UTC
I was getting the same error. When I read the original response, my immediate suspicion was permissions issues.
Here's what I did to successfully install:
1. Extract the zip file
2. Right-click on setup.exe
3. Select "Run as administrator"
4. Continue as usual
April 21, 2021 - 3:16 am UTC
Yup! Thats my experience too.