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Hi there,I hope anyone can help me with this rookie WinXP new install system. Just bought a new system and it's awsome but when I access avsim.com I get an error message saying that I need to download "Java Virtual Machine".When I "OK" that I get to the Microsquish homepage telling me that "We're sorry. Automatic installation of Microsoft Virtual Machine is no longer provided for Microsoft Windows XP".Can anyone help me where I should look for that setting in IE6.0?Thanks in advance,Petehttp://home.neo.rr.com/zaehringer/pipersignature.jpgAthlonXP2000,512MB,WinXP,DirectX8.1,Geforce3TI200(128MB)(Det.29.42),SBlive(4.06.703)

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Thanks guys for the tip. Unfortunately the windows update didn't cure the problem. I installed all of the by microsoft suggested updates but still get the same error :-hmmmAny other suggestions? Thanks again,Petehttp://home.neo.rr.com/zaehringer/pipersignature.jpgAthlonXP2000,512MB,WinXP,DirectX8.1,Geforce3TI200(128MB)(Det.29.42),SBlive(4.06.703)

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Peter, I'm not sure what the problem may be. As far as I know, there's nothing on our website that should require the JAVA VM from MS. I am running IE 6 and have never seen this problem. Can you come directly to the forums at http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi without any problems popping up?

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Good to hear, Pete. I'll have to keep a mental note of that.

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I have the exact same problem. =( What is the link for the JAVA VM?Cheers,Eric

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Ouch! That's quite a download, seems like quite a tedious process.I'll give it a try.Cheers,Eric

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I just got my new computer and installed Windows XP on it. I got the very same issue - no automatic installation of JVM. So I did some digging on Microsoft's website, found some update and downloaded it. Still didn't work. After that I tried Windows Update and it seemed to work. Note that I was quite confused at that moment :-hmmm so the facts here may be plain trash coming out of my brain. ;-)Cheers,Dave :-)

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Unfortunately, there isn't a solution, yet. Per the arrangement with Sun, Microsoft will "re-introduce" Java support in SP1 for XP when it is released. I don't know when that will be. Until then, you will have to download the Java 2 runtimes. You can get to the page here: Source: http://java.sun.com/j2se/downloads.htmlSize is: 9,389,240 bytesI just use the Standard Edition as it has everything I need.Cheers,http://www.avsim.com/vaworld/mikep/smallsig.jpg

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Thanks Mike. This did the trick. =)Cheers,Eric

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Scott,There is no need to use JVM on AVSIM, but there is a Java applet on the homepage with a scrolling text. So the forum is not a problem. :-)Dave

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Funny - I had to reinstall XP myself last night, and got the very same message...After much searching, I did go to Sun to get the JVM there. What *I* don't like is Microsoft's utter lack of cooperation - THey were insanely excited about Java when it it first came out, but when they discovered that they were not going to be able to take it over and make it their own, they throw a tantrum like a 4 year old and decide not to "support" it anymore. As of 2004, any new Windows product will not ship with Java support. Mainly because by then they feel their own C# language (which apparently looks and feels quite a bit like Java) will be the language de'jour. Still praying for a great linux flightsim. If it weren't for Flight Simulator 2002, my OS would be a little different! :) (I'd dual boot, but that is just a true pain in the arse - and virtual machines and WINE don't have the performance needed to run FS under Windows under Linux)-Germ

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* warning: software developer joke... * How do you convert a program from Java to C#? Change the file extension.Microsoft have tried to claim all along that C# was not their "Java-killer". However, they'd released enough information at that time about the language that really would be the Java-killer... and when C# first came out, all the documentation was still labeled with that other name.

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Hi,Since Ms have decide to remove the Java Virtual Machine on the Latest installation of Xp, you will have to download first:On Windows Xp there is a trick, First download the Java virtual machine from Sunhttp://java.sun.com/getjava/download.htmlAfter go to Windows Update, you will see NOW the Java Virtual Machine From Ms available on windows update, after the Ms Java installation, you can remove the Java Sun from your computer to save ressource.As Real As Before!ThanksChris Willis[link:fsw.simflight.com/FSWMenuFsSim.html]Clouds And Addons For MsFshttp://fsw.simflight.com/fsw.jpg

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BTW, I never did any of this at first. I used only www.microsoft.com and got running somehow. BUT, since I got aware of a major leak in Virtual Machine (ANYONE COULD READ YOUR FILES) I download Java 2 from SUN and disabled VM. That fixed it. I hope everybody else would do the same. This is no joke.To find out if you're safe (and this is the real thing, to prove it, try renaming the file that I mention below and rerun):http://www.xs4all.nl/~jkuperus/msieread.htmBut first put a file called jelmer.txt in the ROOT of your C drive. (This is not one of those tricks where you simply put a link like file:///C/ and say hahaha, I can see everything.)This example assumes you know the filename, though. Always something... But again, please consider disabling VM from Microsoft, at least until (if) they fix this bug.Cheers,Dave :)

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