While attempting to run Oracle Installer (OUI) for an install or an upgrade on Windows, the program hangs after all installer requirements are verified.
Per Oracle Metalink, DocId: 384257.1, the problem is associated with the Windows Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature. It's prematurely killing off Oracle's Installer (OUI). Therefore, the DEP feature needs to be turned off. Set DEP to "AlwaysOff" (guidance provided below) and retry OUI. Here's how:
To disable DEP, do the following:
More details regarding DEP can be found at (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875352)