JAVA asks for a program to run the installer

Intel / Opteron 2356/4gb
June 5, 2009 at 05:39:46
Specs: Window XP Home, ??/256
I am trying to install the JAVA development kit, but when I do so it either says that the .exe is NOT a windows file and windows doesn't know what to do, OR it asks me what I want to use to open this file. Then a different one says that I need the java runtime enviroment...which also gives me the which file should u use for this.

Either way its really annoying and I need this for class....may have to just start using G++ or gcc instead.

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June 5, 2009 at 05:52:59
I do not know about that program, or kit, but XP does not have JAVA.

To determine if you are running the Microsoft VM(Java), follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type cmd, and then click OK.
3. At the command prompt, type:


and then press ENTER.

If you are not running the Microsoft VM, you
receive the following error message:
'jview' is not recognized as an internal or
external command, operable program or batch file.

My jview command comes up with--
"Microsoft<R> Command-line Loader for Java Version 5.00.3802 ...and so on..."
Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Support
That has a link to Sun Microsystems.
The MSJVM will reach its end of life on December 31, 2007.

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