How to Fix a Java Problem on Windows XP

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How to Fix a Java Problem on Windows XP
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If your Windows XP operating system experiences Java issues, it is probably because of the absence of the Microsoft Virtual Machine or insufficient Java applet memory. You can run a number of system checks and procedures to resolve the Java issues in Windows XP. It is unnecessary to install third-party software to repair the Java problems, because your system has the tools to solve the errors.

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  1. 1

    Click “Start” and open “Programs.” Select “Windows Update.”

  2. 2

    Check for the availability of newer service packs to ensure that you have the latest Windows XP service pack. The later XP service packs contain Microsoft Virtual Machine, which is necessary to run Java smoothly.

  3. 3

    Place a check by the update if it is available. Click “Install Update.”

  1. 1

    Click “Start” and open “Control Panel.”

  2. 2

    Open the “Java Plug-in” icon. Select the “Java” tab.

  3. 3

    Choose “View” under the section “Java Applet Runtime Settings.”

  4. 4

    Highlight the most recent version of Java under the “Product Name.”

  5. 5

    Double-click “Java Runtime Parameters.” Type “-Xmx300m” and click “OK.”

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