Where to download Java Virtual Machine?

By RustyZip
Aug 12, 2002
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  1. After i re-formatted, when i view websites, it prompts me to download Virtual Machine, i click ok, it sends me to the Microsoft website, but they don't have it to download anymore.

    Anyone know where i can get it???

    Cheers...
  2. Tweakster

    Tweakster Newcomer, in training Posts: 224

    I had a IE problem and find that when i installed Java VM it IE didnt work. I think Java is in a install option of IE6 though i had to select it. But u can DL somewhere.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Mikrosoft doesn't want its users to use Java. You are supposed to use .NET, XML, ActiveX, Directthis'n'that etc.. :giddy:
    Which version of IE do you use? Java isn't included by default in IE6.
    I doubt whether Sun's JVM works with IE, but it's here:
    http://java.sun.com/j2se/
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,327

    Yep, Sun's JavaVM works fine with Internet Explorer. Definitely get it, the Microsoft one is outdated.
  5. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 415

    Thanks for the replies...

    Im using IE 6, and Windoze Eggs-Pea.

    Thanks for the link, but im clueless as to which one i need to download.
    There must be over 15 different ones to download:confused:
    all with wierd names and words!!!:confused:

    Any help would be appreciated...
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  7. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 415

    Thanks for the links...

    Installed it and it works fine, but seems to run really slow...

    Nothing like it was with Microsofts one.

    Is there anyway i can get the original back on (microsoft's)???
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Well you could try Sun's JRE 1.4.1 beta, I don't know if it's faster though. A slow Java is better than no Java, right?
    All the links for M$ VM I've found are either obsolete or lead to M$'s site which tells to go to windowsupdate site.
    As M$ doesn't call it Java, you may find something by searching for "Microsoft Virtual Machine".
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

  10. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 415

    BRILLIANT.... Thanks Mictlantecuhtli.. I downloaded it and it worked great. Its also a lot faster than that SUN one...

    Cheers:grinthumb
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