Although I have Windows 7 and also 8.1, I sometimes use XP because my older scanner and printer work much better on XP (fluckin' driver writers want us to buy new peripherals?). Some coupon sites require JRE, but Java 7 isn't being updated, so when I go to update Java it says this: "Java 8 requires a newer version of Windows. You may continue with the installation, but for Java to work as specified we recommend upgrading your computer's operating system." I googled my fool head off and found little, except for a single Q&A posting in another forum: Q: Can I install JDK 8 on Windows XP? Will it work? A: Yes, as long as you install JDK 8 Update 25 or later. Earlier updates of JDK 8 had an installer issue that prevented installation in Windows XP. So, can someone smart confirm that letting JRE update to version 8 will be OK on XP?