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    Can't uninstall Java 6 11

    Please help
    Want to update to Java 6 17 but when I try to install in 32 bit IE or firefox (which i use the most) I run into a problem because the old version of Java can't be found! On control panel and remove program utility I can see the update 6 11 but when I try to uninstall then a box pops up telling me that it can't proceed as the source file can't be located (jre 1.6.0_11-c-l.msi). I think this is why the later version won't install because it looks for the older version first? I have tried to run microsoft utility cleaner but I get a error code 800A0046 and Microsoft VBScript runtime error. Also tried Revo uninstaller but this could not get past the same pop up box seen when using remove a program via control panel!
    Its very frustrating
    Would really appreciate any help with this one
    BTW java is not running on IE or Firefox even though the Java website says that my current version of Java is 6 11

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    Re: Can't uninstall Java 6 11

    Here's some help for you:

    » Remove Older Java Versions
    » Java Help

    To find out if Java is working on your system visit: Test your Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and then, go to the Java website for the most recent Java downloads.

    JAVA FOR WINDOWS:
    Java downloads page: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

    If you use 32-bit and 64-bit browsers interchangeably, you will need to install both 32-bit and 64-bit Java in order to have the Java plug-in for both browsers.

    After installing Java, restart your browser and verify Java has been installed correctly. You can verify that it has been installed correctly by clicking Verify Now.

    JAVA FOR OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS: see all Java downloads here.

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    Re: Can't uninstall Java 6 11

    Thanks

    Tried all those to no avail
    But finally solved it!
    Copied version 6 16 folders from program files and appData folder from wife's computer and pasted into mine. I also noted that she had a folder JRE which was missing from mine. I then installed version 17 from internet without any problem!!!

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    Re: Can't uninstall Java 6 11

    Very strange, wessoml, but I'm glad you solved the problem. Very ingenious and resourceful.

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    Re: Can't uninstall Java 6 11

    hi, im having a MAJOR problem with uninstalling java!!! i see the icon in add/remove program but its a white icon .see because i tryto install any java but it keeps stoping the installations.soo i read forums they tell me to erase my old version ,tells me its erased but there are still 4 files i cant get rid of because when i right click them i could only see properties.

    if someone could please help me ,bythe way i tried lots of things to get rid of it too lol

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    Re: Can't uninstall Java 6 11

    Quote Originally Posted by korndogz View Post
    hi, im having a MAJOR problem with uninstalling java!!! i see the icon in add/remove program but its a white icon .see because i tryto install any java but it keeps stoping the installations.soo i read forums they tell me to erase my old version ,tells me its erased but there are still 4 files i cant get rid of because when i right click them i could only see properties.

    if someone could please help me ,bythe way i tried lots of things to get rid of it too lol
    Have you tried manually deleting Java? I have had great success deleting programs and apps manually, followed up with a final deletion through Advanced Search, when I can't delete them any other way. (By the way, this is also a good way to remove from your system any remnants of a program/app that are left behind after you've uninstalled it from your system.) Here's how to do it:

    After you've attempted to uninstall through Programs and Features, go into your C drive to manually search for the program, and if you find any program files, manually delete them. (If the system doesn't let you delete the whole folder at one time, it may allow you to delete each file at a time. Or, you can sometimes fool the system by renaming the files and then deleting them.)

    Then, when you've done all you can do manually, do an Advanced Search for any remaining program files, and delete them that way. (For some reason, the system seems to be more forgiving about deleting files this way, then uninstalling them.)

    To get to Advanced Search, press the Windows key on your keyboard + F (or go into the Start Menu, and from inside the Search Pane, press F3).

    That brings up the Search page - click the Advanced Search button to the far top-right, to open the Advanced Search Set Up page.
    On the Set-Up page, check the 'Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files' option.

    Under Location, select Computer, or Everywhere, and in the Name box, fill in the name of the program/app or file you’re looking for, or some text from within the file. Click on the Search button, and if any associated files come up, just delete them.

    After this first search is completed, to make sure there aren't still any remaining files lurking, do additional searches for any other key words you think might be associated with that program or file – like, for example, the name of the publisher. The searches could take 20 seconds or 20 minutes, depending on how many files/folders there are to go through, but eventually, every file related to that program should be off your system.

    PS: A word of caution: Occasionally, some of the files that will come up in the search may NOT be associated with the application you're trying to delete. If you're not sure, don't delete those files, because you might be deleting something integral to another file or application. You have to be very careful! However, if you do delete something by accident, fortunately, you can always recover it from the Recycle Bin when you catch your mistake.

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