How to Install Oracle Database on Windows 11

Installing Oracle Database on your Windows 11 computer involves several steps, including downloading the installer, running it, and configuring the database. Follow these steps to download and install Oracle Database:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Type "Google Chrome" in the search bar.
  3. Click on Google Chrome to open the browser.

Step 2: Go to the Oracle Database Download Page

  1. In Google Chrome, go to the address bar at the top of the browser window.
  2. Type and press Enter.

Step 3: Download Oracle Database Installer

  1. On the Oracle Database download page, scroll down to find the latest version of Oracle Database.
  2. Click on the Download button for the appropriate version (usually, you'll want the Oracle Database 21c or Oracle Database 19c for Windows).
  3. You will be redirected to the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. You may need to sign in with your Oracle account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
  4. After signing in, accept the license agreement and click on the download link to download the ZIP file.

Step 4: Extract the Oracle Database ZIP File

  1. Once the download is complete, navigate to your Downloads folder.
  2. Right-click on the downloaded ZIP file and select Extract All.
  3. Choose the destination folder where you want to extract the files and click Extract.

Step 5: Run the Oracle Database Installer

  1. Navigate to the folder where you extracted the Oracle Database files.
  2. Open the setup.exe file to start the Oracle Database Installer.
  3. If a User Account Control prompt appears asking if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.

Step 6: Install Oracle Database

  1. The Oracle Database Installer will open. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.
  2. Choose the Set Up Software Only option if you want to install the database software only, or choose Create and Configure a Single Instance Database if you want to install and create a new database instance.
  3. Select the database edition (usually, Enterprise Edition is recommended).
  4. Choose the installation location for the Oracle Database software and click Next.
  5. Follow the prompts to configure the database settings, such as the database name, administrative passwords, and other options.
  6. Review the summary and click Install to begin the installation process. This may take some time.

Step 7: Complete the Installation

  1. Once the installation is complete, the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) will open to create and configure a new database.
  2. Follow the prompts in the DBCA to configure the database instance. This includes setting the database name, administrative passwords, and other options.
  3. Once the configuration is complete, click Finish.

Step 8: Verify the Installation

  1. Open the Start menu and type "SQL Plus" in the search bar.
  2. Click on SQL Plus to open the command-line interface for Oracle Database.
  3. In SQL Plus, enter the username and password for the SYS or SYSTEM account to connect to the database.
  4. If you can connect successfully, the installation was successful.


You have successfully installed Oracle Database on your Windows 11 computer. You can now start using Oracle Database for your development, testing, and production needs.