Java questions for dough
Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:58 PM
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:24 PM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:53 PM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 05:11 PM
I usually complete the download and save it to a location I can easily remember.
Personally I've created a Folder named C:\Tech Downloads <----- I put all my security stuff in that folder, so when Downloading JAVA (6) I would have the Download save into C:\Tech Downloads.
You can name it anything you want, like C:\Security Downloads or C:\Installation Downloads, or whatever you want.
Some people just Save to Desktop............ that's fine, but the Desktop can start getting cluttered, and then people start Deleting stuff from their Desktop and later wish they still had it.
So consider Creating a C:\Tech Downloads Folder for this kind of stuff.
Allow the Download to complete.
Log Off from the internet (close your IE or whatever browser your use.)
Control Panel - Add/Remove
Uninstall "all" items that have JAVA in the name, including Development kit, and Runtime, etc.
Now go to your C:\Tech Downloads and double-Click on jre-6-windows-i586.exe
Which you downloaded by selecting:
Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language jre-6-windows-i586.exe 12.56 MB
JAVA will begin installing.
JAVA may ask for permission to access the internet (depending on what Firewall you are using)
"Allow" JAVA to have access to the Internet
Follow the Onscreen Prompts to complete installation of JR2E Runtime Environment (6)
You're Done and have the updated version installed!
Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:20 PM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:01 PM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:52 PM
Posted 18 March 2007 - 09:20 PM
But I am appalled at the casual way they tend to problems, particularly in that they feature "Help Forums', but the "helpers" are themselves people seeking help and discussing what went wrong for them.
Most Posters had 1-3 posts prior to posting assistance to others.
What every happened to the old-fashioned notion of having a "Moderator" to assist and advise?
OK, enough Rant.
Try rebooting and using Add/Remove again.
If still possible, uninstall any JAVA Plugin, JAVA WebStart, or Development Kit first, then the oldest versions of JRE Runtime through progressively the newest, until all versions are uninstalled via Add/Remove.
The "newer" versions of JAVA rely upon Windows Installer.
You may benefit from doing an MS Update prior to attacking the JRE business again.
Keep us posted, since we are all bound to learn from your unfortunate experience.
Thanks for being so easy-going and patient about this problem.
I could imagine that you had several opportunities to start pulling your hair out.
But you come through in your Forum posts, cool and collected by comparison to my worst imagination.
Thanks for that. and Keep the faith.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:28 AM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:42 AM
Edited by dangedcoyote, 19 March 2007 - 08:27 AM.
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 12:29 PM
I'm sorry you are having trouble with this situation.
Yes, the "forum link" that I offered to you contains "caotic" suggestions, that I am NOT recommending to you. It just serves as an example that some others are having similar difficulties.
JRE (both 188.8.131.52 and 1.6.0) depend upon Windows Installer 3.0
Somewhere in the mix your copy of Windows installer may have become corrupted, or you only had WindowsInstaller 2.0 on your machine.
Learn about WindowsInstaller here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884016
To initiate the download of WindowsInstaller click on Download the 884016 package now.
Click to "continue" to allow the "validation" process, then download and run.
You can either "save" and later install, or allow the online installation, both methods are OK.
WindowsInstaller-KB884016-v2-x86.exe 1.9 MB <---- this is the WindowsInstaller Download.
Consider downloading and saving JRE 184.108.40.206, and then Re-install JRE 220.127.116.11
You should then be able to Uninstall JRE 18.104.22.168 using Controll Panel - Add/Remove
Download and Save JRE (6), from this site:
Download and Save this file ---> Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language jre-6-windows-i586.exe 12.56 MB
Close all browsers and double-click on your jre-6-windows-i586.exe, where you have saved it.
Follow the online prompts (including allowing JAVA to access the Internet, and allow WindowsInstaller to access the Internet)
Keep us posted with your progress.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:48 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:56 PM
Edited by dangedcoyote, 19 March 2007 - 06:57 PM.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 07:33 PM
Edited by dangedcoyote, 19 March 2007 - 07:37 PM.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 11:55 PM
Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language jre-1_5_0_11-windows-i586-p.exe 15.80 MB <--- get this one
Windows Online Installation (typical download size is ~7.1MB), Multi-language <--- not this one
Now, go here to read up about Windows Installer Cleanup Utility:
After reading about Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, download the utility to a location on your Hard Drive that you will easily remember.
Download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility package now. (http://download.micr...1bd/msicuu2.exe)
Back to the top
Run Windows Installer Cleanup
***[Caution: Do not apply the Utility to any files other than those indicated in the illustration below]***
Please Post back to this thread, if you think you have other JRE items showing in Windows Installer Cleanup Utility,.... before taking any action to apply Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to any item other than those indicated by highlight in the picture above.
Now, from reading the MS Knowledge base article linked above, you know that applying Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to an item in the list (illustration above), the "program itself" (in your case, JRE 22.214.171.124 and or JRE 126.96.36.199) you are not "uninstalling the program", rather you are removing all traces that it has been through the installation procedure, *[while leaving the actual program in place on your machine]*
Of course, it will no longer appear in Control Panel - Add/Remove - and that's just fine.
Therefore............ You will now be able to make a "new installation" of either/both from the offline installation file that you've already saved to a location that you can easily remember.
Please do so now. [install JRE 188.8.131.52 etc.]
Remember to allow the JRE to be installed into exactly the same location that it is presently installed.
By performing the above, you should now be able to use Control Panel - Add/Remove to "Uninstall" the program itself.
Please do so now. [Uninstall JRE 184.108.40.206, etc]
Once you have performed the above procedures, you can then install the desired "single instance" of JRE 220.127.116.11.
Please do so now. [install JRE 18.104.22.168]
Please post back with your progress.
Edited by dough, 20 March 2007 - 12:00 AM.
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