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Solved: Java & Add Remove conflict

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  1. scubatony

    scubatony Thread Starter

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    Hi There

    First of all I apologise if this is in the wrong section.

    I am trying to get rid of the following:-


    • Java ™6 Update 2
    • Java ™6 Update 21
    • Java ™6 Update 3
    • Java ™6 Update 5
    • Java ™6 Update 6
    • Java ™6 Update 7

    I bet you are saying thats easy, just go to "Add Remove",but as seen in the " Topic Description " I have already been there.

    If I click on any one of the above I get the following message "Fatal Error During Installation".

    I have been into the registry and deleted "Java"

    I have installed and run "Wise Registry Cleaner" & "Wise Disk Cleaner" both with no effect.

    I have installed and run "Slim Cleaner" again with no effect.

    The latest thing that I have installed is JavaRa.zip again with no effect

    All I want to do is uninstall the old version of Java so that I may install the new version

    I look forward to your comments

    Tony
     
  2. flavallee

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    If you need to resort to a manual removal of all versions, do the following:

    1. Go to the C:\Program Files folder, then delete the entire Java folder.

    2. Go to the C:\Program Files\Common Files folder, then delete the entire Java folder.

    3. Go to the C:\WINDOWS folder, then delete the entire Java folder.

    4. Go to Start - Run - REGEDIT - OK, then click the + in

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Software
    Microsoft
    Windows
    CurrentVersion
    Uninstall

    Start from the top and click each folder in the "Uninstall" list until you find a Java(TM) 6 Update entry in the right pane.
    Right-click the folder in the "Uninstall" list that pertains to that java version, then click Delete - Yes.
    Continue down the list of folders in the "Uninstall" list until you've found and deleted the ones for all the java versions.

    5. Close the registry editor, then restart the computer.

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    By the way, you're playing with fire by using registry cleaners.

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  3. scubatony

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    Many thanks for your advice, I will re-post on completion with my results :)
     
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    If you need to go the manual removal route, let me know if it worked.

    Java(TM) 6 Update 21 is the most current java version, so make sure to reinstall it after you clean out all the java versions and do a restart.

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    I like your "Scuba Buddy" avatar. I dived and explored underwater caves for 21 years until I gave it up 3 years ago.

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  5. scubatony

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    Hi There

    Thanks for the tip,BUT reference C:\ I have already been there and reference regedit I had already done that but thought I would follow that path as described by you.

    Result: I am still in the same position.

    I have found that if I go and delve into the Java site I can get it removed but at a price !

    I just want to remove it so that I can re-install it with the latest edition:-

    Java ™6 Update 21

    The registry cleaners are now off my system !
     
  6. scubatony

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    If you send me a PM with your addy I will send you the "scuba buddy" gif.
     
  7. flavallee

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    I believe it was starting with Java(TM) 6 Update 10 that the install process was designed to remove the older version. Before that change was made, you had to uninstall the old version first before you installed the new version. You no longer have to do that.

    Thanks for the offer about the avatar.

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  8. scubatony

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    I can not do either

    • Java ™6 Update 2
    • Java ™6 Update 21
    • Java ™6 Update 3
    • Java ™6 Update 5
    • Java ™6 Update 6
    • Java ™6 Update 7
    All that lot are still in "Add Remove" and I can not get rid using the "Add Remove" facility.

    Any ideas where I can buy a sledge hammer,maybe eBay :mad:
     
  9. flavallee

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    If you've already manually deleted the Java folders, follow my previous instructions for going into the registry "Uninstall" tree to remove the entries from the Add Or Remove Programs list.

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  10. scubatony

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    I tried that and got the following in every instance:-

    • Java ™6 Update 2
    Fatal Error During Installation
    • Java ™6 Update 21
    Fatal Error During Installation
    • Java ™6 Update 3
    Fatal Error During Installation
    • Java ™6 Update 5
    Fatal Error During Installation
    • Java ™6 Update 6
    Fatal Error During Installation
    • Java ™6 Update 7
    Fatal Error During Installation

    I have already deleted all the "Java" registry entries or so I thought.

    If I do a search for Java in registry, I get the following:-

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    CLSID
    {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}


    (Default) REG_SZ Java Plug-in

    I just seem to be going round and round in circles:mad:
     
  11. flavallee

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    I've never had a problem installing or uninstalling any java version, so I don't know what else to advise you.

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    I am having problems trying to remove Java 6 update 3. I am using Vista Ultimate SP2 32-bit OS. When I try to remove Java 6 update 3 (I also have Java 6 update 22), I get an error message "Error 1719: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

    I was able to install Java 6 update 22 today so my Windows Installer is working but for some reason I can't uninstall the update 3. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  13. scubatony

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    Sorry to hear of you problems with Java

    I am using XP and I do not know anything about Vista, but I finally went into the registry and deleted every reference to do with Java :eek:.

    Unless you know what you are doing and fully understand the repussions,then I would leave it to somebody else:cool:

    Good luck, I have a big hammer if you need it;)
     
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