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Download the Microsoft Virtual Machine

Click the link to start the Virtual Machine download: Microsoft Virtual Machine
Microsoft VM build 3805 for Windows 95/98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows XP 5.4 MB

Steps to install the Virtual Machine:
  1. Click the Virtual Machine link
  2. Click "Open this file from its current location"
  3. Click OK
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the Virtual Machine
  1. Download the file and save it to your hard drive.
  2. Once the file is on your hard drive, run it and load the Virtual Machine.
  3. As the file begins execution, answer Yes to the License Agreement question and then once complete, re-boot your PC.
  4. Once the PC is re-booted you should be set to go.
Windows Me/2000/XP: Go to Windows Update, press the "Scan for Updates" button and then install the following security update (which is the Microsoft Java VM):

Security Update, March 4, 2002

This update resolves the "Java Applet Can Redirect Browser Traffic" security vulnerability in the Microsoft virtual machine (Microsoft VM) on Windows, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-013. Download now to prevent a maliciously crafted Java program ("applet") from silently re-routing all browser traffic to the applet's host without the user's knowledge. Download the Security Update here: Security Update 4.4 MB (Windows 2000)

For more information on the Security Update go to Microsoft's website: Microsoft's website

  1. Installation prerequisite for all users Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.01 or later must be installed in order to use this version of the Microsoft VM. Installation prerequisite for Windows 2000 users Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 must be installed prior to installing this hotfix. Microsoft VM build 3805 for Microsoft Windows 2000 (Hotfix)
  2. If you have run any Java applets in the current browser session, exit and restart the browser. Return to this page to continue with the download procedure.
  3. In the list below, select the self-extracting file that you wish to download.
  4. When prompted, save the file to your hard drive.
  5. Double-click the downloaded file on your hard drive, and follow the instructions that appear.

WARNING: Please note that once you have installed the updated Microsoft VM it cannot be uninstalled. Note for Windows 2000 users only The Microsoft VM is included with the Windows 2000 operating system and can only be updated with a Windows 2000 hotfix or service pack release. A description of the Windows 2000 Windows File Protection (WFP) feature can be found in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article number Q222193.