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14-Aug-2012, 03:44 PM #1
Having problems uninstalling Java 6 update 31. Please help!
I am having problems uninstall Java 6 update 31. Every time I try to uninstall it it says fatal error installing and iv tried doing everything I can think of to get to uninstall but nothing is working. I have even looked it up and nothing is working! I'm trying to run Minecraft and i says Failed to open java virtual machine and that is the only reason i'm trying to get java going for me. Please help! I'm using a Windows XP!
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14-Aug-2012, 04:11 PM #2
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I am having problems uninstall Java 6 update 31. Every time I try to uninstall it it says fatal error installing and iv tried doing everything I can think of to get to uninstall but nothing is working. I have even looked it up and nothing is working! I'm trying to run Minecraft and i says Failed to open java virtual machine and that is the only reason i'm trying to get java going for me. Please help! I'm using a Windows XP!
Thist tool should remove it.

http://majorgeeks.com/JavaRA_d5982.html
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14-Aug-2012, 09:26 PM #3
If JavaRA doesn't take care of it, try the following fix from Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall/
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If JavaRA doesn't take care of it, try the following fix from Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall/
i cant do this one kuz this computer use to be a vista and it got downgraded to a windows xp service pack 2 and it says i need service pack 3 but i cant upgrade to that for some reason and JavaRA doesnt do what it should be doing
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15-Aug-2012, 09:09 AM #5
If you downgraded that computer from Windows Vista to Windows XP, you need to upgrade it to SP3 and then install the post-SP3 high priority updates so you can get the operating system completely up-to-date before you install a bunch of programs and extras in that computer.

Why were you trying to uninstall Java 6 Update 31 anyway?
What you really needed to do was to install Java 6 Update 34 so it can overwrite and replace and update it.

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15-Aug-2012, 09:34 AM #6
That's odd. Filehippo stops at Java 6 Update 33. It's not even recommending Java 6 anymore as the latest version.

It also stops at 33 on the official Java website.

The Java website is recommending Java 7 Update 5.

http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_6.xml

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We highly recommend downloading and installing Java 7. The latest release for Java contains many new features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes to improve the running of Java Applets or applications.
Why is Java 6 still available, unless you're having trouble with Java 7, which I'd doubt.
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15-Aug-2012, 09:37 AM #7
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i cant do this one kuz this computer use to be a vista and it got downgraded to a windows xp service pack 2 and it says i need service pack 3 but i cant upgrade to that for some reason and JavaRA doesnt do what it should be doing
Why can't you update to SP3?
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Why can't you update to SP3?
Million dollar question there......and I would imagine that there is a correlation between the two problems.......
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15-Aug-2012, 10:55 AM #10
The Java website says Java 7 Update 5.
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15-Aug-2012, 11:06 AM #11
The new versions were just released yesterday afternoon, so I'm sure some sites haven't gotten up-to-date yet.

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The new versions were just released yesterday afternoon, so I'm sure some sites haven't gotten up-to-date yet.

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Not even on the official Java website???
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15-Aug-2012, 11:28 AM #13
From what I've read, Java 6 will reach "end of life" in February 2013 and only Java 7 will be offered.

For now though, both versions are being kept updated, so I'm still using Java 6 in all my computers.

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15-Aug-2012, 11:29 AM #14
I think they're simply confusing everybody. I've been using Java 7 for a while now without any glitch.

They've even fixed something I had trouble with for over a year. I now can make it check for updates in the Java Control Panel, which wasn't working anymore, for whatever reason. That just started working with the latest update.
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15-Aug-2012, 11:34 AM #15
I haven't tried using Java 6 and Java 7 side-by-side yet, but some others have.

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