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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: experience with Windows 7
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:32:52 GMT
On 07/10/2010 09:29, Wolfgang Orthuber wrote:
>  The following experience may be interesting for installation of Tomcat
> on Windows 7 (64 Bit): First I installed jdk1.6.0_20 and then
> apache-tomcat-6.0.29.exe on a Windows XP (32 Bit) system and there were
> no problems. Then I installed the same combination on a Windows 7 (64
> Bit) System, but Tomcat didn’t start, in the log there was the message:
> javajni.c] [error] %1 is not a valid Win32 application.
> I made some experiments and copied the Tomcat directory from Windows XP
> (32 Bit) directly over the Tomcat directory of Windows 7 (64 Bit). Then
> Tomcat started also on Windows 7.

As is clearly stated in the Windows installer: if you install from the
.exe on a 64-bit OS then you need to use a 64-bit JVM.

Allowing 32-bit JVMs to work with the Windows installer is on the to-do


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