Surface RT – Simulate Java Virtual Machine environment

1) Enable desktop app to be run:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2092158

2) Download 7Zip
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=36534446

3) Create shell extension on right click menu with the following registry entries:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\archive] @=”Compress to file”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\archive\Command] @=”C:\\App\\7Zip\\7ZARM\\7zG.exe a -ad archive.zip \”%1\””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\extract] @=”Extract to folder”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\extract\command] @=”C:\\App\\7Zip\\7ZARM\\7zG.exe x \”%1\” -o*”

 4) Download Notepad++
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=36534446

5) Create shell extension on right click menu with the following registry entries:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\notepad++] @=”Open with Notepad++”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\notepad++\Command] @=”C:\\App\\Notepad++ v6.2.3\\Notepad++\\notepad++.exe \”%1\””

6) Download IKVM. Java, implemented in .NET (can run many pure-Java apps). http://www.ikvm.net/

7) Add path to %PATH% variable

PATH=%PATH%;C:\Java\IKVM\ikvm-7.2.4630.5\;C:\Java\IKVM\ikvm-7.2.4630.5\bin\

2 thoughts on “Surface RT – Simulate Java Virtual Machine environment

  1. Hi Wendy!
    Do you have specific questions about step 3 and 5 ?

    You need to create a text file with notepad, save it as Update.REG and double click on that file to import the keys into the registry.

    Hope this help!

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