I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) and can't successfully update Java Version 6 Update 24 to Update 26. The installer downloads OK but when I try to run it, it starts but quickly crashes. No error message is displayed however.
I've tried both the online and offline approaches but get the same negative result.
Also, Java does not appear in Control Panel's Uninstall or Change a program list. I've found my present version (Java 6 Version 6 Update 24) in C:/Windows/System32/javaws.exe.
I'd appreciate any help.