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MR Lewis
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Joined: Jun 16, 2008
Posts: 7
I'm trying to download JDK SE 6 on my dell laptop (inspiron). When i double click on the "jkd-6u6-windows-x64.exe" file I get the error message reading "this instilation package is not supported by this processor type."
Justin Bleach
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Joined: Jun 16, 2008
Posts: 11
Just looking at the file name maybe you downloaded the 64-bit version of java and you wanted the 32 bit ?
Joseph Macer
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Joined: Apr 20, 2008
Posts: 63
If you're using windows:
Start Menu -> Right-click "My Computer" -> Properties
Somewhere in there will be your exact Operating System, and if you don't see 64-bit anywhere in there, you need the 32-bit version of the JDK, available from the same website.
MR Lewis
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Joined: Jun 16, 2008
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I'm using windows xp pro, and have a x86 processor.
Campbell Ritchie
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I thought an X86 is a 32-bit processor. Actually you are probably using a Pentium, but that is an update of the X86. So it is likely that the people who said you have downloaded the 64-bit version instead are correct.
MR Lewis
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Joined: Jun 16, 2008
Posts: 7
thank you, Ill try to fix it that way.
Jesper de Jong
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Some x86 processors are 32-bit, and some are 64-bit. All the newer Intel Pentium processors and all Intel Core 2 processors and many AMD processors are 64-bit.

But to be able to use the 64-bit version of Java, you must also be running a 64-bit operating system. If you're using regular 32-bit Windows XP or Vista (even though you have a processor that is 64-bit capable), then the 64-bit version of Java will not work; you'll need to download the 32-bit version.
[ June 17, 2008: Message edited by: Jesper Young ]

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