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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Nov 2002

    XP java applet problem!

    I've got a problem, i tried to chat on a website, but i had just formatted my harddisc, so i had to instaal java again, BUT when i tried to download is, is said this: We're sorry. Automatic installation of Microsoft Virtual Machine is no longer provided for Microsoft Windows XP. You can get the Microsoft Virtual Machine by installing Windows XP Service Pack 1.

    do i really have to download that service pack 1?

    Thanx, MetalMaggot

  2. #2
    Developer Extraordinar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    http://java.sun.com Go there, download JAVA and Chat away one the JAVA chat.
    Come to UnError.com

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Unfortunately yes you will have to get SP1...

    http://java.sun.com Go there, download JAVA and Chat away one the JAVA chat.
    i tried to go the above route and ended up with a machine that did nothing but freeze up ever time a java applet started... SP1 is worth the time to download it also patches a couple of holes in XP... Besides if you set a restore point before you download it you can always roll back if it gives you any crap...
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  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Just a little tid-bit snagged from the Monster's (M$) mouth....

    Microsoft VM Availability

    In early 2001, Microsoft settled its lawsuit with Sun Microsystems. Later that year, with the release of Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft began to distribute the Microsoft virtual machine (Microsoft VM) for Java as a downloadable component of Windows XP from http://www.microsoft.com as well as through Windows Update. For some Windows XP users, this meant that the first time that a user encountered a Java applet in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the application would automatically prompt the user to install a Java virtual machine. This install on demand (IOD) system worked well.

    In March of 2002, Sun Microsystems sued Microsoft, alleging in part that distributing the Microsoft VM in Windows XP to customers who wanted it via the Web was not authorized by Microsoft's license and therefore constituted copyright infringement. Although we dispute Sun's claim, Microsoft chose to stop IOD as requested by Sun, and did so as of July 10, 2002. Practically speaking, for Windows XP users who do not have the Microsoft VM and want a copy, there was a short period from July 10 until the release of Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) during which Windows XP users were unable to get a virtual machine from Microsoft.

    While this was a change that Microsoft did not want to make, it impacted only a small number of customers. Customers who have the Microsoft VM already installed on their machine will still be able to get important security updates through Windows Update. IOD is also still supported on operating systems other than Windows XP, which included the Microsoft VM in their default installation, to ensure that our customers get critical updates to the Microsoft VM.

    As mentioned above, Microsoft includes the Microsoft VM as part of Windows XP SP1. This means that any Windows XP licensee who does not already have the Microsoft VM will receive the Microsoft VM as part of this service pack.

    Customers, including independent software vendors, who have built applications using the Microsoft Visual J++® development system and Microsoft SDK for Java tools, can redistribute the Microsoft VM with their applications. The licenses for these products grant rights to redistribute the Microsoft VM in conjunction with and as part of those applications. Customers should consult their End User License Agreement to determine the scope of these redistribution rights. Visual J++ and SDK for Java licensees who need a copy of the latest version of the Microsoft VM for redistribution to their customers can once again obtain this update from the Microsoft SDK for Java home page (http://www.microsoft.com/java/sdk).
    Just thought the AO peeps might want to know why they aren't offering VM. I particularly like how M$ states they "chose" to stop the IOD...as if they had a choice in the matter. Just goes to show that even the "smaller" (and I use the term VERY loosely) dog can piss in a corner and claim it's rightful space. Kudos to Sun Microsystems...
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