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Installing Java 8 for XP; where is the setup?

Posted on 2014-11-25
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Hi,

I have downloaded a packaged Java 8 for an old Laptop that runs Windows XP professional.

The problem is that I cannot find the executable that allows me to install the thing. Yes I know I could've chosen Run upon downloading, but the program is packaged and only awakes WinRAR to etract the files.

Anyone?

Kind regards,
Bard Thomas
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by:ComputerTechie
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it should be in your download folder. it should have the name jre-8u25-windows-i586.exe. I would re-download and us the save as so you can redirect the download to where you would know.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html

CT
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by:Eirman
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Yes I know I could've chosen Run upon downloading
There is nothing to stop you from downloading it again and running it this time. If you are asked to overwrite the existing download, choose yes (and if you can, look at where the file is being saved at this point)

Tell us what browser you are using so we can tell you how to adjust the save/download location.
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by:John Hurst
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Also, Java 8 and future versions is not supported on XP.

https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/winxp.xml

Can you use Java 7?  It does most things at this point.
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by:SmallBuisNisse
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I have tried to re-download it in order to choose Run upon downloading, hence my comment about it only starting WinRAR to umwrap the package.

And CT, no such executeable to be found...

I guess Java 7 is a better bet than, John! I selected the one listed for x86... assuming it would be good for my platform...

Thank you all so far!
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by:John Hurst
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I explained in https:#a40464413  that Java 8 is not supported on XP, that Java 7 would work and the author agreed.  This answer will be useful to PAQ.
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