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Installing JDK 6, 7, 8 on Windows XP (without admin) [SOLVED]

  • 7zip extract the .exe
  • unzip the tools.zip
  • Create a install.bat in the top level directory
    FOR /R %%f IN (*.pack) DO .\bin\unpack200.exe -r -v "%%f" "%%~pf%%~nf.jar
  • Extract the src.zip from an equivalent linux tar.gz distribution as 7zip doesn’t manage to extract this – it’s the same file
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