An installation of jre-1_5_0_04-windows-i586-p.exe on XP SP2 is recognized by Firefox 1.0.4 but not Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2. (XP and IE are up-to-date with MS patches.) The following suggestions have proven unsuccessful so far:
1. Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, choose "Use JRE 1.0.5_04 for <applet>" then restart IE; however, Tools, Sun Java Console still returns the message that "Sun Java is not currently selected as the defaultů"
2. Uninstall JRE, then in Tools, Internet Options, Security, Internet Zone, Custom Level, select Prompt for "Download unsigned ActiveX controls," then reinstall JRE and reset from Prompt to Disable. (suggested by http://www.spicer.com/Product_Web/ViewCafe..._Demo_FAQs.htm)
In Java Control Panel:
Advanced, Settings, <APPLET> tag support, Internet Explorer, checked and applied.
Assuming the installation executable is not corrupt, since Firefox recognizes it (about:plugins) as does Sun's test page while running Firefox, is there any IE setting, registry entry or other setting somewhere I must change? Previous Sun Java versions 1.5.0_02 and 1.4.2_06 were recognized by IE.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I have been struggling with this for days.[SIZE=7]