What are the system requirements for Java 7?
The system requirements information on this page represents a subset to provide overview of supported browsers and operating systems. Detailed information on system requirements are available at Supported System Configurations.
Note: As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and therefore it is no longer an officially supported platform. Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but support will only be provided against Microsoft Windows releases Windows Vista or later. See Third Party Vendor-Specific Support Terms on Oracle Software Technical Support Policies (pdf) for details.
Mac OS X
A 64-bit browser (Safari or Firefox, for example) is required to run Java 7 on Mac OS X. 32-bit browsers such as Chrome do not support Java 7 on the Mac platform.
*Only 64-bit JVM is certified.
Solaris System RequirementsSee supported System Configurations for information about supported platforms, operating systems, desktop managers, and browsers.