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So I have Windows 7 running on a Mac OS X host using Virtual Box. I tried to install Java 8 64bit (and yes it is a 64bit OS and running on a 2016 Macbook Pro) and once it is downloaded it says "x64.exe is not a valid WIn32 application" I tried installing it using chrome, and IE 64bit and its does and says the same thing. Anybody have any ideas??

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What is "Virtual Box"? I suspect it will only run 32 bit apps.
 
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Check you Windows 7 bit version. If it's 32-bit, install the 32-bit version. Nothing to do the Mac OS X
 
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Carey: VirtualBox is a virtualization tool, with this you can run another operating system inside the operating system that's installed on your computer. For example, if you have a Mac (running Mac OS X), than you can create a "virtual computer" that runs Windows 7 inside Mac OS X.

But K. Tsang is right; whether you need 32-bit or 64-bit Java for Windows running inside VirtualBox is determined by whether you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, and that Mac OS X is 64-bit has nothing to do with it.

Franklin probably has a 32-bit version of Windows 7 running inside VirtualBox, so he needs to use 32-bit Java; 32-bit Windows cannot run 64-bit programs.
 
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Thats the odd thing though. It is a 64 bit version of Windows 7. See the photo attached.

 
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I would clean temp files (use CCleaner), redownload java and try again. 

If it doesn't work, take a screenshot or use PSR to capture details (which file you're downloading, the error message, etc.)

Start | Run | psr (enter) to record everything.
 
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  it says "x64.exe is not a valid WIn32 application"


Can you capture the full text of the error message and paste it here? For example a screen print or the contents of a command prompt window.

What is the "it" and when do you see the message?
 
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I updated VirtualBox to the latest version and it installed just fine. Thanks guys!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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