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Hello, is anyone making builds compatible with XP? or will be willing to do? as you know Java 8 is not supported in XP anymore so I predict a highroad for all kinds of malware. I read that with a few modifications it is possible to install, but I never managed to do it.


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The installer is not supported because it calls a function that's not present in XP. I don't think it was intentional on Oracles part. Just an oversight. It installs and runs perfectly fine once you have the msi file and cab file. You just need an NT6 install to get the installer files extracted. Pop an evaluation copy in a VM if you don't have any NT6 installed.  


Edited by -X-, 19 June 2014 - 05:55 AM.

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Thank you, that worked, it's a pain though to install OS into a VM for each new version. Apart of NT6, it needs to be x86 too. There's another way as explained here, editing the hex, I tried with no success.



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Thank you, that worked, it's a pain though to install OS into a VM for each new version. Apart of NT6, it needs to be x86 too. There's another way as explained here, editing the hex, I tried with no success.


Maybe you were confused by the wording.

Actually it’s simpler…
open jdk-8-windows-i586.exe into a hex editor
replace all occurrences of RegDeleteKeyExA with RegDeleteKeyA followed by a null char
save and install as you normally do

 
This would mean, if I get this right, replace:
52 65 67 44 65 6C 65 74 65 4B 65 79 45 78 41
with:
52 65 67 44 65 6C 65 74 65 4B 65 79 41 00 00
is the above what you tried?
 
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I don't think it was intentional on Oracles part. Just an oversight. 

It was intentional. Bastards. :realmad: 

After the hex edit...

Warning_Java_Installer.png

 

 

 

This would mean, if I get this right, replace:

52 65 67 44 65 6C 65 74 65 4B 65 79 45 78 41

with:

52 65 67 44 65 6C 65 74 65 4B 65 79 41 00 00

is the above what you tried?

 

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Works. Thanks!


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I don't think it was intentional on Oracles part. Just an oversight.

It was intentional. Bastards. :realmad:
After the hex edit...

 

Naah, meaning that while most probably they are bastards :w00t: :ph34r:, that is a "warning" or a "recommendation", as I read it, it amounts more or less to a waiver of responsibility, a lot like:

It is dangerous to use Java 8 on Windows XP.

http://www.msfn.org/...f-common-signs/
;)

 

Works. Thanks!

Good. :)

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Looks like Oracle finally broke Java 8 on XP with update 11. Works fine for programs but locks up browsers trying to run web applets.
Can anyone confirm?

Edited by -X-, 17 July 2014 - 02:46 AM.

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Update 11 still works for Minecraft under XP, but I also cannot get it to work in a browser.  I noticed there is no longer an option to disable the next generation plugin or Java quick starter in the control panel, so I wonder if it's installing everything properly.



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I don't recall seeing the quick starter for a long while now. Might have been since I started using Java 8. Meaning they dropped that function.

Just going by memory here but I'm pretty sure.

Edited by -X-, 20 July 2014 - 12:47 PM.

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