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#1 Lennon


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:00 AM

I have a question, my ping was recently really high so I deleted everything java-related via the search command. Now the java .exe files are stuck in add/remove programmes in control panel and I cannot delete them. I deleted everything from program files in the java folder. Now when I run the game it's saying install missing plug-ins which is Java Runtime Environment, everytime I try doing that it says I already have it, first delete it from the add/remove thing in control panel. But there is no delete prompt. Please help me java experts!


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:41 AM

You will need to find a reg cleaner that works on Windows Vista to fix your issue. You should never remove program folders from your computer, and you should always use Add/Remove programs. You can download the offline installation file available here: http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=23111

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:13 AM

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results". Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

If you must use a registry cleaner you should back up the registry before using one.

Backing up the registry

Backup Your Registry with ERUNT
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    Use the setup program to install ERUNT on your computer
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    Unzip all the files into a folder of your choice.
Click Erunt.exe to backup your registry to the folder of your choice.

Note: to restore your registry, go to the folder and start ERDNT.exe

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:30 PM

I agree with dc3 registry cleaners can be dangerous. I would advise against removing the Java JRE, or if you do uninstall it again or some websites that have embedded Java applications may not work correctly.

http://raproducts.org/javara.html is a great product that can help you remove all the unneeded Java parts on the system.

my ping was recently really high so I deleted everything java-related

Java shouldn't have anything to do with pinging. Have you thought about other causes?


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Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:23 AM

Having shot myself in the foot with registry cleaners on several occasions - I agree with dc3 and nigglesnush85.
I could reiterate all the info that I've read about this - but it's nicely summarized by Bill Castner in this article: http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-xp/61015...y-cleaners.html
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