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why won't Java 7v21 verify?

I have windows XP and have recently updated my java to 7u21. It downloads fine but when it goes back to the verify your java page it will automatically go back to download the latest version.
I have tried uninstalling the version and then reinstalling with the same results.
I have also ran the malwarebytes program, revo, cccleaner but with no change to Java.
I am stumped as to why the Java will not stick, but shows that it is working in the control panel.
Any ideas would be great.
Thank you

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I've seen this with XP, but not later versions of Windows

In reply to: why won't Java 7v21 verify?

Maybe Java wants you to upgrade to a more current version of Windows. XP is 12 years old, and MS is going to remove the last remnants of support next year. If you stay on XP, you're going to see more and more of this kind of thing. I've installed the current version of Java on Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 with no problems. I'm no big fan of Windows 8, but Windows 7 is great, so I'd recommend giving it some thought. Another thing you could consider is getting rid of Java all together. Very few things use it any more.
Good luck.

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Other cleaners I've used with Java.

In reply to: why won't Java 7v21 verify?

Just the names:

You tried one but not the other.

It's possible that Oracle is going to stick with the last version or there's a bug they need to sort out again.

Were you under the impression they have this under control?

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In reply to: Other cleaners I've used with Java.

wpgwpg and Bob,

Thank you both for the tips. I did try JavaRa after reading your post but it did not work. I guess I will be shopping for a new computer.

Thank you again for the help.


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Is this what drives new PC sales?

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If Oracle issues a bum version that won't update, folk buy a new PC? Thank goodness for Oracle and other companies since my friends in the PC desktop and laptop industry have been suffering since the Windows 8 train wreck arrived.

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Just Checking....Have You Tried It This Way?

In reply to: why won't Java 7v21 verify?

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..

If you still have remnants, 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.

And finally, 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-7u21-windows-i586.exe" . (If you're using a 64 bit version of Windows, also download the OFFLINE installer for the 64 bit version also, then install BOTH because the computer has a 64 bit and 32 bit version of Internet Explorer.) When the file 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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