For the 64-bit jre7-b112 or later, there is an error during initialization of VM (due to unable to use shared archive).
Users have to turn off -Xshare for the workaround. It a regression since jdk7-b112
*** Steps to reproduce ****
1) Install 64-bit jre on the 64-bit Windows machine (Vista, XP)
2) Try to invoke the java -version. If you see the issue with initialization of VM, then the problem is reproducible
The workaround is to disable class data sharing and the problem goes away