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# 180687 17-Sep-2015 23:44
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Racking my brain here on how to resolve this one. Running Vista Home Premium. When trying to run a page with Java, I get told my version is out-of-date. I have 7.71 and the newest one is 8.60.

Problem is, I can't update my version of Java. The old one - despite being uninstalled - is still (somehow) present on my system, and it won't go. Double-clicking the installer for the new version gives the hourglass for a second, then it disappears. Java doesn't appear in Programs and Features in the Control Panel, and the MS Fixit tool can't find it to remove it either. Restarted several times with no change - I still get told on the "Verify Java version" page that I have 7.71 and I need to upgrade to 8.60.

I just want to get rid of 7 entirely so I can run the 8 installer and update my Java.

Any suggestions/pointers?

 

Thanks in advance smile

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  # 1389384 17-Sep-2015 23:52
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Are you using the stand-alone installer as opposed to the web one?





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  # 1389400 18-Sep-2015 06:09
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Brumfondl: Are you using the stand-alone installer as opposed to the web one?

I tried both, no difference.



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  # 1389401 18-Sep-2015 06:18
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lNomNoml: Try using Javara and/or Revo Uninstaller

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

https://singularlabs.com/software/javara/

Will give that a try, cheers.



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  # 1389592 18-Sep-2015 10:48
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The second one seems to have worked! Thanks so much smile my installation must have been stuffed...
I think I'll just use that updater in the future.

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  # 1389596 18-Sep-2015 10:54
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Java in a browser, really, in 2015? I thought that was dead. Java is huge on the server, but in the browser, wow.



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  # 1389604 18-Sep-2015 11:06
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This was a site to check for graphics card driver updates.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1389682 18-Sep-2015 13:35
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quickymart: This was a site to check for graphics card driver updates.


errr I wouldnt trust that site, and would suggest avoiding it.

Any webpage requiring java I would personally stay away from.

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  # 1389688 18-Sep-2015 13:47
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reven:
quickymart: This was a site to check for graphics card driver updates.


errr I wouldnt trust that site, and would suggest avoiding it.

Any webpage requiring java I would personally stay away from.


even if its Nvidia, the drivers manufactures site? yes you can update manually as well, just saying

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Jase2985:
reven:
quickymart: This was a site to check for graphics card driver updates.


errr I wouldnt trust that site, and would suggest avoiding it.

Any webpage requiring java I would personally stay away from.


even if its Nvidia, the drivers manufactures site? yes you can update manually as well, just saying


yeah I wouldnt use it.  well I wouldnt use that tool from their website.



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  # 1389769 18-Sep-2015 15:36
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Great, so how am I meant to check whether my drivers are up to date?

 

Doesn't matter anyway, it's all sorted now.

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  # 1389772 18-Sep-2015 15:39
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if it is for GFX drivers

open Nvidia control panel and find the driver version in there

then visit nvidia's site and manually search for the driver, and compare numbers

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  # 1389773 18-Sep-2015 15:41
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timmmay: Java in a browser, really, in 2015? I thought that was dead. Java is huge on the server, but in the browser, wow.


There are plenty of govt websites still using it. ANZ Direct Link still use it (dropping it soon apprently). Java is unfortunately alive and well. 



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  # 1390176 19-Sep-2015 12:12
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Jase2985: if it is for GFX drivers

open Nvidia control panel and find the driver version in there

then visit nvidia's site and manually search for the driver, and compare numbers

Good tip, thanks smile

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Also still running windows vista wow.... didn't you get the free update to win 10?

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