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Joe Ridener
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I am running Windows XP Professional w/ Service pack 1. Recently performed a clean install. Feel a little silly asking this, but I thought theirs a good chance someone might be able to tell me how to fix this. When trying to install both the JRE and the JDK it is saying they are not valid Windows32 Applications and no entry point found (something to that effect). I was thinking a OS update might fix this. Also the file kernal.dll was mentioned every now and then. Assuming it is a link on a file that points to a location during installation that is assumed by Java that it will be there and is not.

Might have something to do with a slightly older OS and perhaps an update could fix this... any pointers to expedite this process for me? Anyone had this same problem and able to fix it by swapping out a file or something?
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Not sure but try updating the Windows SP. Sometimes an anti-virus scan might also help. By the way which version of JDK or JRE are you trying to install?


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J. Kevin Robbins
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Make sure you're not trying to install a 64-bit JDK on a 32-bit version of XP.


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Joe Ridener
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Yes I have both the WIndows 64 and 36 ... the actual file names are jdk-7u11-windows-i586.exe ... and jdk-7u11-windows-x64.exe... I know the latter is for 64 bit and I have a 32 bit system. I tried installing and enabling the TPM component yesterday and even installed Service Pack 3 for Windows ( disabled my internet or network driver/adapter and could not get online). I have programmed for 3 years and never had this problem... even broke open my college book for software3 fundementals and brushed up on the Win32 components very quickly becuase the persistent error includes saying ...Not a valid Win32 application when trying to execute it. The JRE I had the same problem with but I finally managed to get Java installed on my new OS yesterday by downloading the online version as opposed to the offline version.


I am thinking there is an incompatability issue with my older operating system as I prefer XP over Vista 7 and 8. DOes anyone have an old executable of the JDK 7 that they can send me??? Perhaps that will work. I have tried expediting my automatic updates...again not a valid Win32 apllication.. I tried XP Professional adn XP Home Edition same thing... installing service pack 2 and 3 caused more problems and still did not fix that one....I even installed the drivers for the TPM component and enabled them from CMOS setup. Still no dice.

Akhilesh adviced updating the WIndows SP.... I think an older executable will work before this and not sure what your refering to by SP... I can google it though.
Joe Ridener
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Akhilesh Trivedi wrote:Not sure but try updating the Windows SP. Sometimes an anti-virus scan might also help. By the way which version of JDK or JRE are you trying to install?


Yes upgrading the Service Pack finally worked.... it did not work the first time but it just now got up and running with a demo of the JDK 8 wooo hooo. Just wanted to let you know you were right.
 
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