Updating java xp
I tested it running Net Beans 8 – seems to work ok… I want to install java on my Windows XP SP3 box, not to allow it to run in a browser, but rather to run simple programs in a dos box -- my son is learning the language, and now so am I.
copy “unpack200.exe” from D:\jdk-8-windows-i586\bin to D:\jdk-8-windows-i586\lib 13.
Elsewhere on Oracle's site, I read that version 6 or 7 might be better, but I can't find them to download them. The errors you get installing 8 is exactly the experience they explain in https://com/en/download/faq/You can probably get it is some 3rd party download but I cannot post a link to it because I cannot guarantee that it will be a safe download.
Any reason why you are not running a newer Windows or alternative free OS?
Here is the list of all old java runtimes https://filehippo.com/download_jre/history/ I have been downloading from this site for many years.
You will find here compatible java with windows XP. Do yourself a favour - scrub that defunct OS (or at least dual boot it) and install Linux (say Mint maybe) on it.
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Support for Windows XP ended on April 8, 2014, so you're not going to see Win XP listed for newer versions of Flash. *Only update Firefox via "Help About" or by downloading and installing Firefox from the Mozilla server and never via a pop-up or link on a web page.