Originally Posted by djl1990
When I visit this page, I'm offered the latest Java 6 version:
Java Downloads for All Operating Systems
You might be offered something else, the server might be tailoring the page for your browser. I think Java 7 ought to be okay on XP ... not sure. You're certainly likely to benefit from less and less free help from people suffering similar pain, as your software stays up to date and your OS slips into the mists of time. If your PC is up to it, you could always try Ubuntu. I have an old Windows XP install from a long-dead laptop preserved as a VirtualBox guest on my Ubuntu PC.