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java not updating

Discussion in 'Software' started by MOUMANTAI, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. MOUMANTAI

    MOUMANTAI Specialist

    on january 1st i think that was the date anyway lol i got a java update telling me i had an update waiting to be installed

    so i tried updating but it didnt work and i dont know why i think the update is j2se runtime enviroment 5.0

    did any of you guys get this update too
     
  2. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Not noticed but I may have turned of notifications, if it didnt install the latest is here http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4648 ( 12-01-05 or in the uk 01-12-05 depends which way around your date format is I guess, but Dec - 01 -05 )

    so if the download update didnt work try that one above? ( posible firewall and or popup blocker stopped it... guesstimating here )
     
  3. MOUMANTAI

    MOUMANTAI Specialist

    when the update icon popped up i told it to install and it tries to but then it says

    this instalation pack cannot be opened verify that the package excists and that you can access it or contast the application vendor to varify that this is a valid windows installer package

    oh should i get java update 6 and is it free
     
  4. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Install the update and see how you go.
     
  5. MOUMANTAI

    MOUMANTAI Specialist

    do i download it to my desktop or my c drive
     
  6. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Desktop is fine,

    but I personally tend to create a folder specifically for downloads, once you choose that location ( by browsing to it, the 1st time ) the OS will remember it next time and all your downloads will end up in one folder, saves trying to work out where they went.
     
  7. MOUMANTAI

    MOUMANTAI Specialist

    after i download update six do you think i can get the update j2se runtime enviroment 5.0 thats the one that doesnt wanna work
     
  8. PlexShaw

    PlexShaw Private E-2

    Updating Java using their updater can be a bit of a pain. Whenever an update is released, I just download the full installer from MajorGeeks:

    http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4648

    Install that, and then uninstall the/any previous version (which would be Update 5 and below in this case). I then configure Java how I want to (turn off the automatic check for updates etc). Seems to works fine for me.
     
  9. MOUMANTAI

    MOUMANTAI Specialist

    is 5 that outdated i have to replace it do i have to do that everytime theirs an update
     
  10. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    I would replace as matter of course for one major reason, security... updates are released in part to add further security as well as bug fixes to software, so yes un-install 5 and install 6.
     
  11. MOUMANTAI

    MOUMANTAI Specialist

    oh ok how do i remove the java thats already on my computer
     
  12. PlexShaw

    PlexShaw Private E-2

    Go to Add or Remove Programs.
     
  13. MOUMANTAI

    MOUMANTAI Specialist

    is that all if i remove it from there it will be totally gone ffrom my laptop right
     
  14. PlexShaw

    PlexShaw Private E-2

    Yes. You can then install the Update 6 version (see Majorgeeks link in previous post) if you so wish.
     

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