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Downloading JDK without installer

 
Garrett Rowe
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Is there a place that I can download the JDK without the attached installer. My ultimate goal is to put the whole thing on a flash drive. I know I can just copy the files from an installation to the flash drive, but can I just download the files without worrying about an .exe trying to install everything?
 
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You are obviously on Windows. You can use the save link as option on the download dialogue, but I am not sure how useful the end result would be.
 
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You could install the JDK directly onto a USB key; that might be more helpful.
 
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:
You are obviously on Windows. You can use the save link as option on the download dialogue, but I am not sure how useful the end result would be.


I've tried that, it still downloads the executable that has to be run to unzip.
 
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But what is the point of having the .exe file? The only thing you can do is run it to install Java.
Try installing Java and when it says "folder to install to," change that you your USB stick.
 
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During the install process on Windows, there are also some changes made to the Registry. Not sure they are needed to run a jvm, but the install has in the past changed the OPEN command for jar files by replacing what you have with what it wants.
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I was going to write "do it on somebody else's PC" then thought better of it. But have you tried saving it on a non-Windows PC and simply unzipping the files on the USB stick?
 
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