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Windows 7: updating Java sending me in circles

01 Sep 2010   #1

W7 Pro 64bit
updating Java sending me in circles

Hello out there,

Updating Java is making me a little crazy!
When I'm logged in under my credentials I keep getting the little popup note that I need to update Java.
I try to update it & it stalls, I assume because it requires Admin. credentials to install.
So I switch user to Admin. and I update Java without issue.
I switch back to my regular user after a reboot & I get the update notice again.
Try to install & hangs.
Done this circle a few times.....
Going a little crazy....any ideas?


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01 Sep 2010   #2

W7 Pro 64bit

sorry, I posted in General without thinking!
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01 Sep 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

This is the easiest and best way to Updating Java:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u21 allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u21-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
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01 Sep 2010   #4

W7 Pro 64bit

cheers, the "cleaning of the house" method worked great, THANKS !

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