How do I increase Jave heap size on XP

get the following error message. The application requires a larger maximum heap size to run from the shortcut. The minimum heap size requirement for the application is 270 Mb. Is there a simple method to correct this problem on windows xp. I am not a Java programer.
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matiaslCommented:
Cut'n'paste from: http://bytes.com/topic/java/answers/18065-changing-jvm-heap-size

In Windows, the applet heap size is determined by the Java Plug-in. So
you have to adjust it in the Java Plug-in Control Panel.
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Kurt4949Commented:
What application are you trying to run?  Have you checked for an updated version?  Do you have the latest version of JAVA installed?  Go to http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp to find out.
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