Software Development

Installing Java 2 SDK 1.4 in Windows 7


Although this version of Java has reached its End of Service Life (EOSL) in 2008, some companies still use it. The reason is mostly budget constraints rather than anything else. recommends using the latest available version for Java.

Hardware Environment


Software Environment


  • Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Java 2 SDK 1.4.2 for Windows 32-bit

Download Java 2 SDK 1.4.2 from Oracle

Download the installer for Java 2 SDK 1.4.2 from Oracle. It is available for download. The binary file’s size is 49-51 MB.


It is a very old file, 7 years old as of this writing.


Run the Downloaded Installer Application


Once the download of the installer is completed, double-click it to start the installation. The first step of the process is accepting the terms of license agreement for installation Java 2 SDK 1.4.2 in your system. Click the “I accept the terms in the license agreement” radio button.


The Custom Setup page is displayed next. There is not much to configure here. So, just click the “Next” button.


Untick all browsers so as not to register them with Java 2 SDK 1.4.2. Next, click “Install”.


The installation may take a few minutes depending on your machine.


Installation complete.


Verify Installation

Verify installation by navigating to the directory where it was installed.


Verify installation by looking for it in the list of installed programs in Windows 7



You Might Also Like