Java problems, can't reinstall/install it

By mariokiller64
Jun 28, 2009
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  1. Well, I've been trying to update my Java but apparently it gave me some weird problems.

    "This software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it?"
    If I click yes, it shows
    "This action is only for valid products that are currently installed."

    I've googled this problem but they all just gave the same answer.
    "Do this, download this, run this"
    I tried lots of things and I hope you guys can help me.

    I tried
    JavaRA
    Tried CCleaner and a registry cleaner.
    Tried uninstalling anything Java.
    Deleted pogram files/java


    This stuff is really annoying me, I hope you guys can help me get my Java back.

    PS: I had no clue where to post this......lol.
    Is this the right section? 0_O.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs> make a list of all Java programs there and paste it here.

    Please include the name of the operating system you are using and the amount of RAM installed.
  3. mariokiller64

    mariokiller64 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I'm not sure what programs use java, but I already removed all java programs
    I use Windows XP
    3072MB of Ram
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    removing duplicate post
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    You not looking for programs that 'use' Java> you're looking for Java entries such as:
    Java™ 6 update 14> this is the version you need to keep. Any older versions are the ones to delete.

    Try download here: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
  6. mariokiller64

    mariokiller64 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah, I removed all Java entries. I'm sure there all gone.
  7. mariokiller64

    mariokiller64 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Just thought I would tell you.
    I fixed the problem.
    I deleted some registry keys
    Removed a IE8 Java plugin
    And boom, the installation started working lol.
  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    Glad you resolved it. I wouldn't have sent you into the Registry to do it- you were just lucky! Chances are the had the wrong plug-in in the first place!
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