Title pretty much sums it up. I cannot get the latest version of Java to download onto my machine. After downloading it and running the .exe, it pops up saying 'This program may have not installed correctly', every time. The truth is it's wrong, it didn't install AT ALL. Clicking 'Reinstall with recommended settings.' does absolutely nothing.
No Java file appears in the programs (86) file, nor does Java appear in the control panel.
I successfully downloaded the last version of Java 7 to come out before it updated to Java 8, went off without a hitch. I access the Java dashboard through the control panel thinking I could then just update it to the latest version of Java 8 from there.
No dice, nothing happens after clicking update.
I tried utilizing the offline version and installing it, only to get the same results. Even tried doing it in safemode, again, nothing at all happens.
Is Java 8 just that broken, or do I have to sacrifice my f***ing first born to get it to work???
One thing I noticed while cleaning my registry with CCleaner after another failed attempt was it mentioned an 'ActiveX/Com' issue with Java, I don't know if this is relevant to the problem in any way, but there were a lot of them listed.