We have a requirement to run 8.1.xx Oracle financials system. It's needed to run on Windows 2000 servers. However the crunch seems to be that the version of Oracle App / Db is not certified for P4/Xeon class cpu's.... ??
The 8i database installation had a bug on p4 machines. The fix was to
copy the installation CD to the hard drive and remove a file. Then run the
installation from the hard drive. Is this similar to the issue you are asking about ?