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#1 bluesjunior


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Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:51 AM

This morning I let Firefox install the latest update and after it restarted I got a message saying that Java 6 was incompatable with it and Firefox would disable it. I thought nothing more about it until I went to check my email in messenger and got the message that Windows messenger had encountered problems and would have to close. I got the same message on IE7 and also when I tried to go to Widows update. I tried several times and still the same. Firefox works perfect.

I seem to remember reading here at BC.com about Windows uses Java while Firefox doesn't. I feel there must be some connection with the Firefox update and ask if any of you guys know how to turn Java back on or another fix.
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#2 Walkman


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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:10 AM

What I would do is goto my Add/Remove Programs, uninstall Java, reboot..... then navigate to a site that requires Java (I use Firefox), then let it warn me that I don't have it, then click on the link at the top of the page to install it. Ultimately, I'm thinking you can go to Firefox's site and search for Java, and then install it that way.

Also, you can always go to the Sun Java web site and install it that way too, but I've had numerous problems when I done so, and 2 of my virus programs detected a virus, so I uninstalled mine, and just let my browser install it for me.

#3 jgweed


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Posted 22 March 2007 - 09:33 AM

Unless you are a developer or programmer, you do not need the Java6 platform on your computer.
What you DO need is JavaRuntimeEnvironment 1.5x, which you can freely download from:


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