Tested Bundle: 5.0u2_b09 JDK iftw on staging site
Tested O/S: XP-Home (sp2)
The installer throws error messages. I tried on three different
XP-Home (sp2) machines in our lab. It throws error message the very first or second time and after that, it seems to work fine.
Steps to reproduce:
1) On XP-Home(sp2) machine, try to download and install the JDK iftw bundle from
2) During the installation the first or second time, one of the following messages thrown:
A) "This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and than you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package"
B) Error - Java Installer
"This installer cannot continue because the files necessary for installation are unavailable. If trying to install a beta or older version, please check http://java.sun.com/j2se to determine if it is still supported. If so, please try installing at a later time, as these files might be only temporary unavailable"
This problem seems to occur on XP-Home(sp2). When error message pops up, keep trying it, it 's eventually OK. It may confuse consumers at the first two times.
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