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RC2 x64 and Java

  1. #1


    rblacher Guest

    RC2 x64 and Java

    Help, please?

    Here's the situation:

    I had RC1 Build 5728 x64 installed, so I updated to RC2 Build 5744 x64.

    I already had Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Beta 2 installed before I
    upgraded.

    The upgrade went, more or less, flawlessly, or so I thought.

    Like a good little licensee, I chose "Register Windows Online" from the
    Welcome Center and IE7 went to the page. Oops, the "Continue Registration"
    button is in JavaScript (lol MSFT -- about time you took Java off your own
    web pages being as you lost that lawsuit to Sun and can't ship JVM any more.
    It certainly shouldn't be on THAT page which is the first page newbies will
    see!).

    OK, I digress.

    So, I say, where is my Java? Add/Remove programs says it's installed but I
    guess update didn't really re-install it. Not to worry, removed it and
    reinstalled using jre-6-beta2-windows-i586.exe from the Java SE site.

    Installation goes fine, so I'm off to the Register Windows page again. Hit
    the "Continue Registration" button and *CRASH* -- Data Execution Prevention
    error and IE 7 closes (after dutifully sending error report to MSFT).

    Is JAVA doing this to me? To test, I go to the Sun JAVA web site and hit
    the verify installation button. *CRASH* -- DEP -- etc.

    Uninstalled JAVA SE 6 Beta 2, installed release version (5.0 Update 6) and,
    you guessed it, *CRASH* , DEP, etc.

    OK, so JAVA was working for me in Build 5728 but goes DEP in 5744. I know
    MS doesn't exactly love Sun but, gee, guys ....

    Is this only me?

    Brief hardware details:

    HP M7580N w/AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual_Core 4600+
    2 GB RAM
    Nvidia GEForce 7300 LE
    320 GB hard drive
    HARDWARE DEP supported and turned on for essential Windows services and apps
    and lots of other, I think, irrelevant stuff <g>

    Anyone have any ideas what is going on? I know I could probably just turn
    off hardware DEP but that seems a shame.

    Thanks for any suggestions.




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  3. #2


    Robert Blacher Guest

    Re: RC2 x64 and Java

    It turns out after *updating* Build 5728 to RC2 Build 5724 x64, *all* IE7
    add-ons were screwed up on my computer. Adobe Flash, RoboForm, GetRight Pro
    would all cause the DEP crash, even when uninstalled and re-installed.

    Even using the drastic tool of "Reset Internet Explorer Settings" which
    disables almost all add-ons (except those from MSFT, of course) wouldn't fix
    the problem.

    So, sigh, I installed a fresh copy of RC2 (re-partitioned and reformatted my
    hard disk while I was at it) and, presto, 18 minutes later I had IE7 nice
    and clean andnow all add-ons I've installed thus far, including Java SE 6
    Beta 2 Adobe Flash, and Roboform and running perfectly.

    It's going to be a long day reinstalling programs but .... Anyway, I guess
    this adds to the upgrade or install fresh debate. My "update" seemed to go
    perfectly but left me with an unusable version of IE7.

    Good luck all!

    "rblacher" <rblacher@nospamplease.com> wrote in message
    news:40FBF446-21F7-4E76-BEDF-139FEAD098FA@microsoft.com...
    > Help, please?
    >
    > Here's the situation:
    >
    > I had RC1 Build 5728 x64 installed, so I updated to RC2 Build 5744 x64.
    >
    > I already had Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Beta 2 installed before I
    > upgraded.
    >
    > The upgrade went, more or less, flawlessly, or so I thought.
    >
    > Like a good little licensee, I chose "Register Windows Online" from the
    > Welcome Center and IE7 went to the page. Oops, the "Continue
    > Registration" button is in JavaScript (lol MSFT -- about time you took
    > Java off your own web pages being as you lost that lawsuit to Sun and
    > can't ship JVM any more. It certainly shouldn't be on THAT page which is
    > the first page newbies will see!).
    >
    > OK, I digress.
    >
    > So, I say, where is my Java? Add/Remove programs says it's installed but
    > I guess update didn't really re-install it. Not to worry, removed it and
    > reinstalled using jre-6-beta2-windows-i586.exe from the Java SE site.
    >
    > Installation goes fine, so I'm off to the Register Windows page again.
    > Hit the "Continue Registration" button and *CRASH* -- Data Execution
    > Prevention error and IE 7 closes (after dutifully sending error report to
    > MSFT).
    >
    > Is JAVA doing this to me? To test, I go to the Sun JAVA web site and hit
    > the verify installation button. *CRASH* -- DEP -- etc.
    >
    > Uninstalled JAVA SE 6 Beta 2, installed release version (5.0 Update 6)
    > and, you guessed it, *CRASH* , DEP, etc.
    >
    > OK, so JAVA was working for me in Build 5728 but goes DEP in 5744. I know
    > MS doesn't exactly love Sun but, gee, guys ....
    >
    > Is this only me?
    >
    > Brief hardware details:
    >
    > HP M7580N w/AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual_Core 4600+
    > 2 GB RAM
    > Nvidia GEForce 7300 LE
    > 320 GB hard drive
    > HARDWARE DEP supported and turned on for essential Windows services and
    > apps
    > and lots of other, I think, irrelevant stuff <g>
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas what is going on? I know I could probably just turn
    > off hardware DEP but that seems a shame.
    >
    > Thanks for any suggestions.
    >
    >
    >


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  4. #3


    Robert Blacher Guest

    Re: RC2 x64 and Java

    I posted a version of this earlier today, but it has disappeared. I may
    have used a forbidden word (a variation on what a screwdriver does). The
    Religious Right has arrived in Redmond, apparently. Sorry MS! lol

    The end of the saga I described last night (for those of you who were
    holding your breath waiting).

    It turns out after *updating* Build 5728 to RC2 Build 5724 x64, *all* IE7
    add-ons were loused up on my computer. Adobe Flash, RoboForm, GetRight Pro
    and others
    would all cause the DEP crash described earlier, even when uninstalled and
    re-installed.

    Even using the drastic tool of "Reset Internet Explorer Settings" --- which
    disables almost all add-ons (except those from MSFT, of course) --- wouldn't
    fix
    the problem.

    So, sigh, I installed a fresh copy of RC2 (re-partitioned and reformatted my
    hard disk while I was at it) and, presto, 18 minutes later I had IE7 nice
    and clean. Now, all add-ons I've installed thus far, including Java SE 6
    Beta 2, Adobe Flash, GetRight Pro and Roboform are running perfectly (well,
    normally anyway).

    It was a long day reinstalling programs but ... 4 or 5 betas later, I've
    gotten pretty good at customizing Vista and reinstalling my "stuff."

    Anyway, I guess this adds to the upgrade or install "fresh" debate. My
    "update" seemed to go
    perfectly, but left me with an unusable version of IE7.

    Good luck all! I do like many of the new things in Vista and now find XP
    machines, er, strange and uncomfortable to use.


    "rblacher" <rblacher@nospamplease.com> wrote in message
    news:40FBF446-21F7-4E76-BEDF-139FEAD098FA@microsoft.com...
    > Help, please?
    >
    > Here's the situation:
    >
    > I had RC1 Build 5728 x64 installed, so I updated to RC2 Build 5744 x64.
    >
    > I already had Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Beta 2 installed before I
    > upgraded.
    >
    > The upgrade went, more or less, flawlessly, or so I thought.
    >
    > Like a good little licensee, I chose "Register Windows Online" from the
    > Welcome Center and IE7 went to the page. Oops, the "Continue
    > Registration" button is in JavaScript (lol MSFT -- about time you took
    > Java off your own web pages being as you lost that lawsuit to Sun and
    > can't ship JVM any more. It certainly shouldn't be on THAT page which is
    > the first page newbies will see!).
    >
    > OK, I digress.
    >
    > So, I say, where is my Java? Add/Remove programs says it's installed but
    > I guess update didn't really re-install it. Not to worry, removed it and
    > reinstalled using jre-6-beta2-windows-i586.exe from the Java SE site.
    >
    > Installation goes fine, so I'm off to the Register Windows page again.
    > Hit the "Continue Registration" button and *CRASH* -- Data Execution
    > Prevention error and IE 7 closes (after dutifully sending error report to
    > MSFT).
    >
    > Is JAVA doing this to me? To test, I go to the Sun JAVA web site and hit
    > the verify installation button. *CRASH* -- DEP -- etc.
    >
    > Uninstalled JAVA SE 6 Beta 2, installed release version (5.0 Update 6)
    > and, you guessed it, *CRASH* , DEP, etc.
    >
    > OK, so JAVA was working for me in Build 5728 but goes DEP in 5744. I know
    > MS doesn't exactly love Sun but, gee, guys ....
    >
    > Is this only me?
    >
    > Brief hardware details:
    >
    > HP M7580N w/AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual_Core 4600+
    > 2 GB RAM
    > Nvidia GEForce 7300 LE
    > 320 GB hard drive
    > HARDWARE DEP supported and turned on for essential Windows services and
    > apps
    > and lots of other, I think, irrelevant stuff <g>
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas what is going on? I know I could probably just turn
    > off hardware DEP but that seems a shame.
    >
    > Thanks for any suggestions.
    >




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