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#1 shawn1

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 07:09 PM

I am trying to download Limewire and it tells me I need Java and directs me to the download site.When I download it it says path is wrong or source is not a valid Windows program.I have turned my firewall off and enabled cookies but it wont load.I dont know what to do.I have downloaded both in yhe past and had no problems at all.

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#2 ashton_r

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:45 PM

Have u tried all of the java types? One time that happened and i had to use Sun Java

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 11:28 PM

Hello shawn1,

Personally, I wouldn't trust Limeware. Being a P2P site, it is a hotbed for the big, bad, wolves to lay in wait with malicious stuff to infect your computer, and it is likely that Limeware is not sending you to the proper Java installation site. That said, it is important to have the latest Java installation; therefore, I have pasted in the directions for removing old Java versions and getting the newest below.

The latest version for Java at this time is version 6 update 5

Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 6 and save it to your desktop.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 5...allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform: "Windows".
  • Select your Language: "English".
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • Click Continue and the page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u5-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
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#4 DocSatan

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:46 AM

Hey Guys,

I'm having a similar problem installing Java on a friends computer.

I followed the canned speech instructions for updating Java, but when I double click on the Java instalation file I get a similar failure notice as shawn1.

The notice says something like: Make sure the file exists and/or that you have access to the file.

My friends computer stats:

Dial-up Internet connection. Don't think that she uses a Proxy Server (how do i tell?)

Dell Dimension DE051
Intel®
Celeron® CPU 2.53GHz
512 MB of RAM

C: Drive has 62GB free Space

Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

I downloaded Java from the site linked to in the Canned Speech. The download took place while Windows was downloading updates, not sure if this corrupted the Java file or not.

I'm only here (Maine) until tomorrow morning, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

#5 nigglesnush85

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:34 AM

You can get the latest java from http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

The runtime environment is on update 7 not 5.

I imagine that the error is caused because sun micro systems uses a download manager.
Regards,

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:17 PM

That worked!

Thanks nigglesnush85!!!

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:24 PM

No problem, glad to help.
Regards,

Alan.




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