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#1 JazzMahn


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:06 PM

Am running Vista Ultimate on a home built computer with 2 gigs of RAM and over 750 gigs of storage spaced out over 3 hard drives.

I received an email from Secunia which provides a chance to see if my software was up to date. Ran it and found that it needed an updated Java. Tried and failed and when I tried again I got a screen saying that it may be necessary to uninstall all previous updates. I did and now I can't get the Java download to work. It says I have to changing a setting in Internet Options in Control Panel (it doesn't say which setting!!)

I did a system restore to a point prior to the Java updates being removed. When I go now to add/remove programs it shows them in the program list.

Went back to Java and as soon as I try to run the update the page is lost and I am back at the desktop. Same thing happens in Firefox (I was originally trying in IE7)

Does anybody have any ideas on what I should do so I can continue to keep Java current. I am at a loss.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:55 AM

You need to use IE7.

Updating Java:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u7 allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check 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-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.

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