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SaladGoat 64 is not 32!
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Every time it tells me that Java is out of date, the download link is for the 32 bit version. Why doesn't it know I am running the 64 bit version of Windows 7?

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Maurice Joyce RE: 64 is not 32!
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It does not matter whether you are running a 32 or 64 Bit OS.

It is browser oriented which by default are all set at 32 Bit including IE.

Unless you use a 64 Bit browser extensively it is not advisable to install the standalone 64 Bit version.

More information here:

http://java.com/en/download/faq/java_win64bit.xml

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SaladGoat RE: 64 is not 32!
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I never noticed it was the 32 bit version I was downloading until I tried to install it, at which point it gave me an error, told me to download the 64 bit version and shut itself down, without installing the 32 bit version.
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Maurice Joyce RE: 64 is not 32!
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Not entirely sure what you mean.

If you only use a 64Bit browser then you require the 64Bit version of Oracle JAVA. This is really nothing to do with the type of OS.

By default your browser opens in 32 Bit. You cannot, for example, default Windows to open the IE 64Bit browser. The user must click a separate link to open it.

Depends which browser you use but I would do this:

Uninstall all versions of these using Control Panel>add/remove - JAVA(TM),JRE,JSE,JVM or JDK

Reboot & then carry out a full rescan using PSi.

If those uninstallers has worked PSI should reveal nothing.

Now go to Control Panel - there should not be an icon in there representing Oracle JAVA.

Reinstall Oracle JAVA from here:

http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp

If you want the optional 64 Bit version use this page:

http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Hope this helps.

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SaladGoat RE: 64 is not 32!
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Here's what was happening:
I would run OSI and it would tell me that Java was out of date. I would click the download link supplied and download the huge update.
I would start that update and it would take forever, as if it were installing. Then it would tell me that no, sorry, this is a 64 bit machine, it cannot install the 32 bit version of Java. Please download the 64 bit version. Then it would shut down. I never read the messages closely - no options were given. But it seems as though there was more than one.
Then I would download the 64 bit version and install it without errors.
Now you tell me I am using the wrong Java (I don't use 64 bit browsers at all).
So I used the Revo Uninstaller and removed Java and JavaFX, which I have no idea what it is, but it was there, so why not get rid of it too.
Reboot.
Downloaded and installed Java 32 bit version ... no problems! Why I had problems before and not now? Maybe it was that JavaFX that was messing things up?
I dunno, but it all worked fine, so I thank you for your advice and information!
Now how do I - nevermind, I'll start a new thread.
Thanks again!
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Maurice Joyce RE: 64 is not 32!
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Last edited on 20th Oct, 2012 10:40
Pleased to see all looks in order.

If you do not use a 64 Bit browser avoid ever downloading that version of Oracle JAVA.

You should now see an icon in Control Panel - you can adjust your settings from there which includes JAVA updates.

EDIT

I have noted your thread on Flash with Google & Firefox. Sadly I cannot help you as I do not use either of these browsers.

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