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Java will not install on win 7

by skitzer111 / March 24, 2011 7:46 AM PDT

When I open the Java that I downloaded and saved when I get to Java setup the following message pops up: The software has already been installed on your computer Would you like to reinstall it ? yes or no. If I select no the setup stops and if I say yes I get the following message from windows installer: This action is only valid for products that are currently installed. I am using win7 64bit

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Please Try It This Way
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 24, 2011 9:21 AM PDT

Click on the link to Sun's Java below, then scroll down to the ''Java Platform Standard Edition JDK 6 Update 24 (JDK or JRE)'' section, then click on the "Download JRE" button. Follow the prompts, select the Windows platform and the "Language", if necessary, accept the license agreement, click the "Continue" button, then download the full ''Windows OFFLINE Installation'' file to your desktop,(about 15 MB), scan it with your antivirus (just to be sure it's clean). Once that's done, if you've already got a Sun Java version on the computer, open the Control Panel, double click on the ''Programs & Features'' section, then uninstall all previous versions of the J2SE Java listed there. Once that's done, then install Java JRE 6u24 from the downloaded installer.

Hope this helps.


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JAVA will not install on Windows 7
by skunkface47 / June 2, 2011 5:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Please Try It This Way

Not the original poster but I also cannot get Java to install

Wanted to update Java

Uninstalled Java through Control Panel

Now Windows7 will not allow the install

Tried the Java JRE 6u25 windows i586 from my desktop with Firefox not running

Installer:Wrapper.Create.File failed with error 5: Access is denied

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Why not use Grif's advice?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2011 5:07 AM PDT

Uninstall what Java you have and install the full offline version. If your Windows account is not the admin type then it should fail for that reason.

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Tried Grif's Advice
by skunkface47 / June 2, 2011 5:15 AM PDT

Java has been uninstalled

Tried both online and offline versions. Still no go.

I use Firefox 32 bit

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I use Seamonkey.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2011 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Tried Grif's Advice
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Still denied after doing homework
by skunkface47 / June 2, 2011 5:48 AM PDT
In reply to: I use Seamonkey.

Used JavaRa to remove all leftover Java pieces on Windows

Tried to install

Still same error message

Windows account is Admin

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Remember that Admin is not
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2011 6:50 AM PDT

An "Admin" account would be that member of "administrators." This is not a "God" account and the error shows some permission issue.

If prior discussions did not help then I fear the worst. Prepare to reinstall the OS.

I'd like to avoid this but looking at the clues and the claims then no fix is available short of a reinstall.

I mean it. Unless I see some event id's, and more, the end is nigh.

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With 64 Bit, There Should Be TWO Java Versions Installed....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 3, 2011 6:37 AM PDT

First, did you uninstall both from the Control Panel? Second, did you download the offline installer for both and install them?

When you visit the download location mentioned in my first post, there are two separate options.. One is x86 and one is x64. Download them both and install them both..

And before installing both versions, as mentioned previously, be sure that ll things Java are gone.. See the link below:

Hope this helps.


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