You need a Java Virtual Machine (VM) for your
browser if you want to run Java applets, such
as a search engine on this CD.
Java VM provides a standard runtime environment
to run Java programs safely. A Java program (such
as a Java applet) should be able to run on any
computer provided a VM is available. We strongly
recomend that you install
the Java plugin supplied with this CD and enable
it to take advantage of the highlight feature
in the search engine.
Why does Microsoft not supply its own Java VM?
Microsoft's page on VM Availability says that
their legal agreement with Sun means that they
cannot provide their Java VM as a download. However,
you can update an installed Microsoft Java VM
at Windows Update. In addition, the Windows XP
Service Pack 1 CD includes the Microsoft Java
VM, though it is not included in the downloadable
version of the service pack.
However, software developers who use Microsoft
Java development tools can supply the Microsoft
Java VM "in conjunction with" or "as
a part of" their software products.
This CD includes a Microsoft's version of Java
Virtual Machine. To install it click
here or open the CD (right click, open)
and double click on the executable file named
"Msjava". Follow the instructions.
After the installation, open your browser, click
tools / Internet Option and in the windows that
opens choose the "Advanced" tag.
Scroll down until you find "Microsoft VM".
Tick "Java console enabled" box and
"JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled".
Restart your browser and that's it.
The Windows XP Service Pack 1 CD includes the Microsoft Java VM.
Installation prerequisite for Windows NT users
Windows NT4 Service Pack 3 or later must be
installed prior to installing the Microsoft
VM on Windows NT 4.0.
Installation for Windows 2000 users The Microsoft
VM in the Windows 2000 operating system can
only be updated with a Windows 2000 hotfix or
service pack release. A description of the Windows
2000 Windows File Protection (WFP) feature can
be found in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article
number 222193. 222193.
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