Solved Can latest Java be installed on XP SP3?

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July 19, 2014 at 14:05:21
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I have an older computer with Windows XP SP3 on it. Can I install Java 7 Update 65 on it? The Java website has a notice under the system requirements page which says that users may install it at their own risk and it is not supported under XP. I just installed it on a laptop with XP and haven't had any problems yet. When I went to install on a desktop, I looked at the system requirements and that's how I found out that installing on XP is at your own risk. The two computers in question are old and updating to another OS isn't an option. You really don't need Java for most general web browsing anyway. Am I right? Thanks.

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July 21, 2014 at 12:18:23
This page has everything you need to know.

Windows XP and Java

https://www.java.com/en/download/fa...

Java 8 is not officially supported under XP at this time, but Java is committed to keeping users on Windows safe with updates to Java 7 through at least April 2015.

"We will continue to monitor the uptake of Java 7 updates on Windows XP. If usage remains high when we get close to that milestone, we will take measures to keep Java users safe. "

http://sdfox7.com



#1
July 19, 2014 at 15:53:31
"You really don't need Java for most general web browsing anyway. Am I right?"
Yes, I don't use it at all.
High risk security wise.

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#2
July 19, 2014 at 20:39:32
I'm with Johnw on this too.

I need it for my NAS otherwise it wouldn't be installed on my system either.


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#3
July 20, 2014 at 13:16:19
My Win 8.1 and my wife's Win 7 have had Java disabled in all browsers for months. Neither of us have missed it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
July 21, 2014 at 09:12:20
Thanks folks! I thought as much! There are times, though, that you may need Java installed in order for a certain app on a website to run. I have security software on the computers in any event.

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#5
July 21, 2014 at 09:44:02
The alternative, as implied earlier, is to keep Java up to date for security and leave it disabled in all browsers. That way it can be temporarily activated when the need arises.

EDIT:
You need Java to use the Screen Capture feature on this forum but there are free online services available to do this if needed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek


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#6
July 21, 2014 at 12:18:23
✔ Best Answer
This page has everything you need to know.

Windows XP and Java

https://www.java.com/en/download/fa...

Java 8 is not officially supported under XP at this time, but Java is committed to keeping users on Windows safe with updates to Java 7 through at least April 2015.

"We will continue to monitor the uptake of Java 7 updates on Windows XP. If usage remains high when we get close to that milestone, we will take measures to keep Java users safe. "

http://sdfox7.com


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#7
July 23, 2014 at 09:15:06
Folks,

Thanks very much for your take(s) on this. You have supplied very useful information! I appreciate it!


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