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Java MIA

Hi Folks,

Just noticed my java plug in for IE is no longer working. Verified this at

Unfortunately I don't recall the last time I had occasion to use/launch any Java applets lately.

No new software/hardware installations only significant change (shudder) was application of latest critical update patches last week.

IE: 6.0.2900.2180.xps2_rtm_040803-2158
Java: j2re1.4.2._03

Not a major thing mind you, but *still* it's bugging me!

Any clues?

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Problem Solved

Guess I need to update the Java Virtual Machine ... compliance test and other test java applets work just fine now.

Guess the most recent batch of critical updates left a few loose ends out there ... Microsoft, I'm shocked!

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Can you update from

the Java console?

In Control Panel double click the Java Plug-in icon and then click the Update tab. See if there is an update available. My Java plug-in is 1.4.2_06 which the console says is uptodate, although I have heard mentioned by other people here about Java Plug-in 1.5_01.

I must admit I am unsure of the differences between the two.


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