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Windows 7: Uninstall Old Java Version - Cannot Find


26 Sep 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Uninstall Old Java Version - Cannot Find

per this tutorial : http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...inspector.html I run a check for/uninstall older Java versions. The tool listed 3 items and was unable to uninstall. The attached screen capture is result. I follow the instructions to remove manually but these 3 I cannot find in Control Panel's list. Where they be?

-thnx

p.s. fwiw, log contents :
9/26/13 6:55 PM: J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 17 wasn't uninstalled because of the following error: This action is only valid for products that are currently installed. (error code is 1605)

9/26/13 6:55 PM: Java(TM) 6 Update 22 wasn't uninstalled because of the following error: This action is only valid for products that are currently installed. (error code is 1605)

9/26/13 6:55 PM: Java 7 Update 17 wasn't uninstalled because of the following error: This action is only valid for products that are currently installed. (error code is 1605)



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26 Sep 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try this tool:
JavaRa - SingularLabs
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26 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

^
thnx - tried it, went back to java test site and re-run. No change.
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26 Sep 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Did the JavaRa tool find any remnants of Java?
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26 Sep 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Did the JavaRa tool find any remnants of Java?
I'm not sure if I operated it correctly. Can you provide a step-by-step or link to a guide?
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26 Sep 2013   #6

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Suggest the java removal tool
Why should I uninstall older versions of Java from my system?
Quote:
From the page link above:
How can I remove older versions of Java?
You can safely uninstall older versions of Java from your system by using the Java uninstall tool or following the instructions on manually uninstalling Java for Windows page.
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27 Sep 2013   #7

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Did the JavaRa tool find any remnants of Java?
I'm not sure if I operated it correctly. Can you provide a step-by-step or link to a guide?
I'll try - but first let me issue a warning to others finding this thread: If possible, it is best to use the normal uninstall method. Sometimes that normal method cannot be used (as in the case of MourningStar). So there are tools out there that try to clean up barfed/broken installations of Java.


The screenshots below are from a Virtual Machine running Windows 7 pro 64bit.
Java 6 Update 3 (32bit) was installed first, followed by 6 Update 22 (32bit) and 7 Update 40 (32bit).


Download JavaRa 2.3
Download JavaRa - SingularLabs
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Open the ZIP file.
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Select/copy all of the files.
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Paste them somewhere & double click on JavaRa.exe.
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Say yes to the UAC warning - if needed.
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My steps below include a few more images than this document shows.

Start with "Remove Java Runtime".
(Because we are removing all versions of Java.)
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Again, it is best to try the normal uninstaller first. I'm not sure why JavaRa did not find any uninstallers. If they had been found, you could select the version that you want to uninstall from the drop down menu, then click on "Run Uninstaller". Then repeat this for each uninstaller that JavaRa finds.

In my case, I'll just click on Next. (I manually opened the list of installed programs. All were valid installs and I could - if possible - have removed them via that normal method.)
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Click on Perform Removal Routine.
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Wait for the "Complete" popup.
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Click OK on that popup (shown above) and click Next on the JavaRa app (shown below).
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Click Finish on the JavaRa app.
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Refreshing the list of installed programs shows that JavaRa 2.3 only removed one out of three versions :-(
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Repeating the steps above claims to remove 116 more items.




The Virtual Machine was reset and the same 3 Java installs were made. The Secunia scanner found nothing :-(
Uninstall Old Java Version - Cannot Find-secunia.png


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27 Sep 2013   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Installing the same versions of Java into the same VM mentioned above gave these results for Oracle's tool:




I figured that the Oracle tool was just using the normal uninstall method - so I broke that method by manually deleting the installer. As I figured, Oracle's tool failed.



MourningStar has 3 barfed installs/remnants of Java.
These 3 do not show in the list of installed programs.
Secunia failed to remove them.
JavaRa 2.3 seems to have failed too.
My guess is that Oracle's tool will also fail.

Maybe the old version of JavaRa will work for MourningStar.

I cannot tell from the info in the original post if the 3 versions are 32bit - but they most likely are. The OP might want to re-install the old versions and then try to remove them normally:

Download Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0.17 (32-bit) - FileHippo.com

Download Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0.22 (32-bit) - FileHippo.com

I could not find Java 5 Update 17...
Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0.40 (32-bit) - History - FileHippo.com
...maybe someone else can ferret that out for MourningStar.
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27 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

@UsernameIssues

I noticed you did not update java ra's definitions before starting. That should always be done first. This is most likely why it did not work as expected. I use this program fairy often and know from experience if you do not update the definitions it doesn't work.

Great tut though

Sometimes Microsoft's troubleshooter works for me for removing stubborn programs.

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/pr...and_uninstall/
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27 Sep 2013   #10

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@Usernameissues

Very thorough expalantion

I wonder.... would disabling the old Java be sufficient

How do I disable Java in my web browser?

If Morningstar simply wants to clean out the old java, then brute force is a last option. I'll wait to see if the OP wants a step by step involving folder rename & CCleaner.

@ andrew129260,

good advice & Nice tool re: MSfixit
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