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java 7 update 17 not working after update from update 13

by usaf812013 / March 31, 2013 2:20 AM PDT

HI guys,

I know that there are a lot of people that are having this problem. I am using win 7 and regrettably I update from java 7 update 13 (which worked fine) to update 17. Now I can not even play yahoo pool anymore. I have tried to uninstall and re-install back to update 13. This is does not work now with any browser out here. Please guys let's find a solution to this nightmare. God bless.

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Since JAVA is not open source
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 2:29 AM PDT

Today's cure is to go back to what worked and wait for the next fix.

At least we can do that.

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thank you, but that does not work for me either.
by usaf812013 / March 31, 2013 12:32 PM PDT

Thank you for your input, but have tried this too. I have uninstalled java so many time and re installed different versions. Still nothing works with java.

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(NT) That points to some other issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2013 3:05 PM PDT
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It works for me with Firefox 19.0.2
by wpgwpg / March 31, 2013 2:44 AM PDT

Have you tried it with Firefox 19.0.2? That's working for me. I do have Java 7 update 17. I have to ask if you've run a registry cleaner or made any changes to the registry.

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thank you, but I have tried 3 different browsers.
by usaf812013 / March 31, 2013 12:36 PM PDT

I have also tried firefox, chrome, and safari. Everything was working before I updated from update 13 to 1.
I have not tried to run a reg program. I will try this. Do you have a preference?
I am grateful for any and all ideas. My friend is now having this problem too.

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Keep away from registry cleaners!
by wpgwpg / April 1, 2013 12:56 AM PDT

Registry cleaners are snake oil. They don't help and can cause problems that're difficult to diagnose and repair. Avoid them if you know what's good for you.

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Please Try It This Way...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 1, 2013 11:20 AM PDT

As mentioned by others, here, I'm having NO problems with Java 7 Update 17 on any of the computers I take care of.. That said....

Generally, the best way to "update" to the latest version of Java is to completely uninstall ALL previous version first, then use the OFFLINE installer to reinstall the new.. So please follow the steps below to completely uninstall ALL versions from your computer, then reinstall the latest Java 7 Update 17:

First, attempt to uninstall all Java from the Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs.. Once that's done, download, unzip, then install and use the Java Ra program to uninstall everything that's left..

Then use the freeware version of Revo Uninstaller from the link below.. Install and run Revo, then select ONLY the Java items listed and let the program remove them.

After you're sure everything's gone, then click on the link to Oracle's Java below, select the box to "Accept License Agreement", then click on the download link to the OFFLINE version for "Windows x86 Offline". At the current moment, the most current version of the installer will have a file name "jre-7u17-windows-i586.exe" . (If you're running a 64 bit operating system, you'll need to download the 64 bit OFFLINE version and install them both.) When the file, or files, is downloaded to your desktop, then exit all your browsers and double click on the file to install it.

Hope this helps.


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