System Utilities Tweaking Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (VM)

Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (VM) 5.00.3810 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (30 votes)

File Details

File Size 5.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 126,585
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (VM)

Publisher's Description

Microsoft virtual machine (Microsoft VM) enables Java programs to run on Windows platforms. It is included in most versions of Windows and Internet Explorer.

Latest Reviews

plazab

plazab reviewed v5.00.3810 on Jul 23, 2014

This is simply the best way to run Java. The mainstream app is just that, as slow as molasses. I know in Windows as late as Vista this will work (what I want to find out is if it works with Win7 and Win8, which I think it will). I also think MS Java is more secure than the mainstream Java VM application, as Security Software exists solely to fix security holes in (mainstream) Java and flash, as claimed by advertisements for PC Matic (Made in the U.S.A. available at PCMATIC.COM). It makes you wonder why MSFT won't make a MS Flash Virtual Machine. Of course Silverlight is very similar, but there should be an MS Flash Virtual Machine and a new version of MS Java Virtual Machine (to parse any new Java Code there may be.)

Get a bittorrent client (such as uTorrent for PC or tTorrent for Android Tablets) and download (and seed) my MS Java .torrent available at:

http://kickass.to/java-a...vavm50380-t5478599.html

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v5.00.3810 on Mar 11, 2014

very nice

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v5.00.3810 on Feb 17, 2014

excellent

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v5.00.3810 on Nov 7, 2006

Outdated and contains unpatched security vulnerabilities. Windows XP SP2 uninstalls this for a reason. Do NOT install this unless you want "drive by" spyware. Install Sun's Java instead - much safer.

Noogle

Noogle reviewed v5.00.3810 on Aug 23, 2005

To be honest, I've yet to try this version. But I hope and pray it's more stable and less sluggish than the Sun VM. Sun, completely on its own, has made me shudder whenever I have to use a Java app. Alas, excellent programs like Freemind come in no other favlour, so I'm forced to use Java.

If only Sun would develop a version of Java that doesn't appear to be dragging a program through molasses.

AlanUKNT4W2000XP

AlanUKNT4W2000XP reviewed v5.00.3810 on Sep 30, 2004

This first Review from donpacman Apr 11, 2003
was prophetically right about MSJVM (Microsoft Java Virtual Machine) Version: 5.00.3810

He said "If you have a MS system I would download this (VM) and keep it because a judge will stop MS from distributing VM and we'll have to use that garbage from SUN"

Today 30Sep2004, With Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:
1) The Microsoft Update Q816093_W2K_SP4_X86_EN.exe REFUSES TO INSTALL,
2) Microsoft's MSJVM alternative HAVE ALL BEEN WITHDRAWN (no msjavwu.exe version 5.00.3810 is available from microsoft.com)
3) So your only alternative is this download (MSJavWU_8073687b82d41db93f4c2a04af2b34d.exe) which you should rename msjavwu.exe for Win2000 SP4 to accept it.
4) The Sun J2RE (Java Runtime Environment j2re-1_4_2_05-windows-i586-p.exe) works OK on XP SP1 BUT refuses to decompress/unzip on 2 different Win2000 SP4 PC/Laptop with an error "Failed to extract file 'Dll_.ini' from the binary table." in windows "InstallShield DLL Custom Action"

See the brilliant forum/article: http://www.mcse.ms/message1062959.html entitled "XP SP2 and Sun Java Plugin" but which, in fact, covers all Windows and Java (Sun/MS/..) problems.

It is were I found this article: "I am informed by Torgeir Bakken, MVP, that if you rename the downloaded file from here: http://fileforum.betanew...ail.php3?fid=1050022631 to msjavwu.exe it will then also work for W2000 SP4.)

Thank you very much for this download. I'm not a Sun or Microsoft partisan but like most people, I JUST WANT WINDOWS/IE6 TO WORK (and safely with Java)

jrepin

jrepin reviewed v5.00.3810 on Jun 6, 2004

No problem with Sun Java 2 here and I am runing it on AMD Athlon 900. I have much more trouble with MS Java as it is not vritten by Java specification and many things are broken with it. No wonder Java gets bad name when people use this MS version which is really bad.

jarod-

jarod- reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 12, 2003

I have an office pc with the specs; msi 6378, 512 sdram (8mb used by integrated video), 1.2ghz duron. Judging by the specs above, I assumed I could run Sun's Java v1.4.x smoothly, but NO. When I use Sun's java, the applets run but the graphics inside the applet are messed up. It seems that Sun's Java with my specs isnt able to make a video refresh whilst the graphics inside the applet are missed up. Now, DO I NEED A GAMER PC (32mb+ video card) TO RUN A LOUSY JAVA APPLET? Comparing to MSJVM, MSJVM runs the same applet fine in my old Pentium 200MMX PC.

DBright

DBright reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 11, 2003

I find it funny that people even use the MSJVM. donpacman mentions above that when MS is forced to stop distributing it's VM then we will all have to use Sun's "garbage"...

You do recall that Sun invented Java don't you?

That would be like Sun piecing together a half-working, non-compliant distro of the .NET Framework & offering it for download. It's just silly.

Oh, and thats not to mention the fact that when MS licensed the code from Sun way back in 98 (was it?) one of the provisions of the license was that MS could not update the VM any other than to provide security updates.

So this means that all of the bugs that are fixed in this release of the VM were probably fixed X years ago in the "real" Java VM.

It's also common knowledge among Java developers (of which I am one) that the MSVM is one of the reasons that Java is looked upon so poorly. Having to handicapp your code to work in it is horrible, and BTW, Java code runs MUCH more reliably (and a bit faster too) on the true Sun JM.

dr_goodbytes

dr_goodbytes reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 11, 2003

this file is on the windowsupdate website, it was released because someone with way too much time found a new bug in the microsoft VM.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (30 votes)
Your Rating
plazab

plazab reviewed v5.00.3810 on Jul 23, 2014

This is simply the best way to run Java. The mainstream app is just that, as slow as molasses. I know in Windows as late as Vista this will work (what I want to find out is if it works with Win7 and Win8, which I think it will). I also think MS Java is more secure than the mainstream Java VM application, as Security Software exists solely to fix security holes in (mainstream) Java and flash, as claimed by advertisements for PC Matic (Made in the U.S.A. available at PCMATIC.COM). It makes you wonder why MSFT won't make a MS Flash Virtual Machine. Of course Silverlight is very similar, but there should be an MS Flash Virtual Machine and a new version of MS Java Virtual Machine (to parse any new Java Code there may be.)

Get a bittorrent client (such as uTorrent for PC or tTorrent for Android Tablets) and download (and seed) my MS Java .torrent available at:

http://kickass.to/java-a...vavm50380-t5478599.html

mikebratley

mikebratley reviewed v5.00.3810 on Mar 11, 2014

very nice

chrispaul

chrispaul reviewed v5.00.3810 on Feb 17, 2014

excellent

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v5.00.3810 on Nov 7, 2006

Outdated and contains unpatched security vulnerabilities. Windows XP SP2 uninstalls this for a reason. Do NOT install this unless you want "drive by" spyware. Install Sun's Java instead - much safer.

Noogle

Noogle reviewed v5.00.3810 on Aug 23, 2005

To be honest, I've yet to try this version. But I hope and pray it's more stable and less sluggish than the Sun VM. Sun, completely on its own, has made me shudder whenever I have to use a Java app. Alas, excellent programs like Freemind come in no other favlour, so I'm forced to use Java.

If only Sun would develop a version of Java that doesn't appear to be dragging a program through molasses.

AlanUKNT4W2000XP

AlanUKNT4W2000XP reviewed v5.00.3810 on Sep 30, 2004

This first Review from donpacman Apr 11, 2003
was prophetically right about MSJVM (Microsoft Java Virtual Machine) Version: 5.00.3810

He said "If you have a MS system I would download this (VM) and keep it because a judge will stop MS from distributing VM and we'll have to use that garbage from SUN"

Today 30Sep2004, With Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:
1) The Microsoft Update Q816093_W2K_SP4_X86_EN.exe REFUSES TO INSTALL,
2) Microsoft's MSJVM alternative HAVE ALL BEEN WITHDRAWN (no msjavwu.exe version 5.00.3810 is available from microsoft.com)
3) So your only alternative is this download (MSJavWU_8073687b82d41db93f4c2a04af2b34d.exe) which you should rename msjavwu.exe for Win2000 SP4 to accept it.
4) The Sun J2RE (Java Runtime Environment j2re-1_4_2_05-windows-i586-p.exe) works OK on XP SP1 BUT refuses to decompress/unzip on 2 different Win2000 SP4 PC/Laptop with an error "Failed to extract file 'Dll_.ini' from the binary table." in windows "InstallShield DLL Custom Action"

See the brilliant forum/article: http://www.mcse.ms/message1062959.html entitled "XP SP2 and Sun Java Plugin" but which, in fact, covers all Windows and Java (Sun/MS/..) problems.

It is were I found this article: "I am informed by Torgeir Bakken, MVP, that if you rename the downloaded file from here: http://fileforum.betanew...ail.php3?fid=1050022631 to msjavwu.exe it will then also work for W2000 SP4.)

Thank you very much for this download. I'm not a Sun or Microsoft partisan but like most people, I JUST WANT WINDOWS/IE6 TO WORK (and safely with Java)

jrepin

jrepin reviewed v5.00.3810 on Jun 6, 2004

No problem with Sun Java 2 here and I am runing it on AMD Athlon 900. I have much more trouble with MS Java as it is not vritten by Java specification and many things are broken with it. No wonder Java gets bad name when people use this MS version which is really bad.

jarod-

jarod- reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 12, 2003

I have an office pc with the specs; msi 6378, 512 sdram (8mb used by integrated video), 1.2ghz duron. Judging by the specs above, I assumed I could run Sun's Java v1.4.x smoothly, but NO. When I use Sun's java, the applets run but the graphics inside the applet are messed up. It seems that Sun's Java with my specs isnt able to make a video refresh whilst the graphics inside the applet are missed up. Now, DO I NEED A GAMER PC (32mb+ video card) TO RUN A LOUSY JAVA APPLET? Comparing to MSJVM, MSJVM runs the same applet fine in my old Pentium 200MMX PC.

DBright

DBright reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 11, 2003

I find it funny that people even use the MSJVM. donpacman mentions above that when MS is forced to stop distributing it's VM then we will all have to use Sun's "garbage"...

You do recall that Sun invented Java don't you?

That would be like Sun piecing together a half-working, non-compliant distro of the .NET Framework & offering it for download. It's just silly.

Oh, and thats not to mention the fact that when MS licensed the code from Sun way back in 98 (was it?) one of the provisions of the license was that MS could not update the VM any other than to provide security updates.

So this means that all of the bugs that are fixed in this release of the VM were probably fixed X years ago in the "real" Java VM.

It's also common knowledge among Java developers (of which I am one) that the MSVM is one of the reasons that Java is looked upon so poorly. Having to handicapp your code to work in it is horrible, and BTW, Java code runs MUCH more reliably (and a bit faster too) on the true Sun JM.

dr_goodbytes

dr_goodbytes reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 11, 2003

this file is on the windowsupdate website, it was released because someone with way too much time found a new bug in the microsoft VM.

donpacman

donpacman reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 11, 2003

If you have a MS system I would download this (VM) and keep it because a judge will stop MS from distributing VM and we’ll have to use that garbage from SUN…

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 11, 2003

I see the Microsoft haters are out to 'rate' another free release from MS. It's a JVM, what are you expecting? Java is a slow crappy language. MS does the best it can in making it work. I'd rather use this tghan the ever lousy Sun plugin.

Oh, if you are going to say somethign is 'crappy' please be more informative. What is crappy about it? Or are you not able to exprees more complete thoughts?

espectro

espectro reviewed v5.00.3810 on Apr 10, 2003

the only reason i use this crap is because it is so old and cut down of features, that i am able to use it on an old 333mhz 64mb laptop, and only to display java applets

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