View Full Version : Downloading Java problems

13-11-2003, 04:48 PM
I've just done a full clean install of XP home. I haven't yet installed any updates, but I get alerts saying I need to download the Java virtual machine. I click download, and it says it is only 18kb, (which is kinda strange), then it pops up again saying I need to download it, and I get forwarded to:


which basically says:

"We're sorry, you cannot view this page because it requires the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM). Your machine does not have the MSJVM installed. For more information please visit www.microsoft.com/java. "

So even from clicking that link, I can't find at all where to actually download the VM. Clicking "download" when the dialog box pops up does nothing. Does anyone know of where I can just download the plugin directly? Or how to fix this?

13-11-2003, 04:52 PM

Then click the big button to the left that says get it now

13-11-2003, 06:04 PM
thanks, but is that the same as the Microsoft one? I mean the one that would have originally been on my computer. Because last time I reinstalled I had the same problem, and downloaded a Sun one, which I had problems accessing a few sites with.

13-11-2003, 06:24 PM
There's a FAQ on this, click the FAQ button up the top-right hand corner of PressF1 :-)

13-11-2003, 06:45 PM
This my give you some info on the java saga-http://www.entmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=5645