This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Shamsudeen Akanbi wrote:Please I'm about downloading JDK 7 from OTN's site but my OS is built with a 32-bit architecture. Which of them do i select for my (windows 7). I mean is it X86 or X64. Please its urgent.
If you have a 32-bit operating system, you cannot use the 64-bit version. You need the 32-bit version, which is indicated with "x86" (from the time when Intel's processors were identified as "8086", "80286", "80386" etc., 30 years ago).
The x86 version runs on all Intel and Intel-compatible CPUs, on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The 64-bit version only runs on CPUs that have the 64-bit instructions and only when you have a 64-bit operating system installed.
If you have a 64-bit CPU and operating system, prefer the 64-bit version. But since you have 32-bit Windows XP, you need the 32-bit (x86) version.