What are your Thoughts?



  1. Bruce
    April 22, 2018 @ 2:24 AM

    Same here. On a Dell Dimension 8200 P4 1.8Ghz 2GB RAM with Windows XP PRO SP3 … Last version that will install and run is Java 8 Update 151 … Java 8 Update 161 and later the installer attempts to run, but closes without installing the program. I am sure the installer could be fixed to work with XP, but I do not know what tools or program to use to modify the .exe file so XP is accepted.


    • Dragos
      June 15, 2018 @ 8:51 PM

      I just tried with Java 8 Update 152 – this is the latest that can be installed on Windows XP at this moment.


  2. Chester
    February 28, 2018 @ 9:28 PM

    The same for me – update 151 works well, 161 just gives mу an error log in temp folder with “java system error 1813”


  3. Tech Support
    January 25, 2018 @ 10:06 PM

    I know I have an ancient machine, but Java 8 Update 161 will NOT install on an XP with a SSE CPU.


    • MOW
      January 28, 2018 @ 8:54 AM

      Not just SSE, doesn’t want to install on a Core2 Duo (SSE3) either. With Win10 on the same machine it does, so it appears XP compatibility is over.


      • Leandro
        February 5, 2018 @ 6:56 AM

        In my case, neither the offline installer nor the online one work with XP and a 4th. Gen. Core i5 processor.
        They seem to work when booting into Win7.


    • margaret
      February 8, 2018 @ 8:17 PM

      were you able to figure it out? same problem and dislike all the other windows


      • Tech Support
        February 13, 2018 @ 7:36 AM

        Java 8 Update 151 is the last and latest version I can get to work with my XP PC.