View Full Version : New comp XPwith SP1, no JVM, want ICQ..what do I do?

Carol T
06-09-2004, 09:53 PM
On my old computer I had ICQ and want to install it again. However, Microsoft have decided I do not need Java program in default in XP, and it is not there automatically. (In searching the net I have read of the Sun/MS court cases etc, but I seem to have come across bits of threads that say it is possible to download JVM or something akin to that somehow, though I myself found the JVM site link from ICQ was a dead end. Any advice, folks?

06-09-2004, 09:57 PM
Download Java from Sun,its the original and the real one.

MS's version was not only an attempt to steal from Sun but it was also a security issue.

Its been a long time since i used ICQ,i didnt realise it was relient on Java?

06-09-2004, 10:03 PM
if i remeber correctly SP1 comes with ms java so it should be already on your pc tho i much prefer sun java (http://www.java.com/en/index.jsp)

06-09-2004, 10:06 PM
Only the first issue of sp1 had ms java,it was removed from sp1a onwards.

Carol T
06-09-2004, 10:14 PM
Yes, that is what has happened to me..got the latest, with less! Thanks tweak'e for that site. I did do lots of searching but got lost in all the bits of threads that weren't quite what I needed.