Here are some links that could help you
Thank you Ing_Percy,
It's always getting the Cisco GUI's to work on new windows platforms. The GUI's needed for study are old, out dated and do not conform with the new world. Not sure how one studies if you cant use the needed programs to do so. I'am going to try the Win XP box I have, see if it will fix the issue. I just received an 2811 from Ebay so, maybe the combination will prove positive....
If you anyone knows of a paid resource for labs including all the GUI's needed i.e. ASDM, CCP etc let me know. Cisco doesn't have live support for setup. I had to bag VIRL it just wouldn't locate the PROXY servers And yes, I removed the 1 server that would not PING. I make this statement because I dont think Cisco's course ware will work unless it is AKA dail-in lab environment.
what I can suggest you don't use SDM and CCP because you going in own trap. Both of them you can not use with new generation of routers and you will not learn fundamentals of configuration routers and switches. Try to learn CLI, it is harder but it is valuable.
BTW on mu XP I have Java 1.6.0_45 and 1.8.0_91 and can use CCP v. 2.6 and Cisco SDM.