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samson12 Cannot install Java 6-15
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Is anyone having problems installing tbe latest Java 6-15?
I am getting error massages: "Uncompression of download file failed".

i have read some of the information on the thread that says go to Start > control panel > java icon

but i can not find the java icon in my control panel. Can you please help ?

Mcd73165 RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Hi. The reason you're not seeing the Java icon in Control Panel is because the previous version was uninstalled by the Java installer that you're having trouble with. Open Windows Explorer and delete the Java folder at C;\Program files\Java and delete the Java folder at C;\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Sun. Then try reinstalling the current version of Java and it should install without a problem.
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samson12 RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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many thanks for your response. I have tried all the suggestions but none worked. I took my laptop to my cousin's house and i tried to install it again and it worked fine without any error. I am now confused and dont know what went wrong.
Could the problem have been my Sky broadband connection ?

thanks
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nongkers RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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brilliant thanks
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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Hi,

I have followed all the instruction as stated above but still have the same problem. I have no Java files in my application data or program files. I have no Java icon in my control panel and I still get "Uncompression of Downloaded file failed" Message?

Any advice will be appreciated. Cheers :)

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Mcd73165 RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Hi, mr_password. Did you try installing the latest version Java 6-17 from here?
http://www.filehippo.com/download_java_runtime/
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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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on 12th Jan, 2010 06:14, Mcd73165 wrote:
Hi, mr_password. Did you try installing the latest version Java 6-17 from here?
http://www.filehippo.com/download_java_runtime/
Mark


Hi Mark,

Thanks for your reply. I followed your suggestion and tried installing the latest version without success.

The error I received is the following:

"The installation package could not open. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer Package".

I look forward to any other suggestions. Thanks :)

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mogs RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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I usually sort it from here :-
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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on 12th Jan, 2010 08:49, mogs wrote:
I usually sort it from here :-
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp[/quote]

Hi Mogs,

Thanks for your reply.

I tried both the online and offline versions and both without success.

The online version still had that uncompression error and the offline has the error I mentioned in my last post to Mark.



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mogs RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Try reading the thread...".Updated or not", by poetman, and more specifically, the post in it by Maurice Joyce on the 6th Jan at 19:17. I'm sure it will be helpful.

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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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on 12th Jan, 2010 10:25, mogs wrote:
Try reading the thread...".Updated or not", by poetman, and more specifically, the post in it by Maurice Joyce on the 6th Jan at 19:17. I'm sure it will be helpful.


Thanks Mogs. I actually have read the thread and followed the instructions previous to posting on this thread. Still no success.

What I would like to clarify with you or someone is where this 'alleged' java icon is (supposedly in control panel) because I cannot find it.

Cheers :)

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mogs RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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I'm using Vista Home Premium with SP2 installed. When using Control Panel with the Classic Veiw...the Java icon is shown second row down, on the right.
Are you sure everything else is up to date with your set-up ? Perhaps more information may help someone to help you.

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Mcd73165 RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Hello again, mr_password. You're not seeing the Java icon in the Control Panel because Java is uninstalled or partially uninstalled. At this point the only thing I can think of is to do a search for any Java file leftovers on your pc and if you find any then delete them. If there aren't any leftovers then you can try searching the registry for any Java entries and delete them. Then try installing Java again. A word of caution, create a System Restore Point before deleting anything from the Registry. You can also try using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Here's the link: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-clean...
However, if Java is already uninstalled which I suspect it is then you won't find an entry for Java in the Cleanup Utility in which case you can't use it. Hope this helps and good luck!
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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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on 12th Jan, 2010 11:55, mogs wrote:
I'm using Vista Home Premium with SP2 installed. When using Control Panel with the Classic Veiw...the Java icon is shown second row down, on the right.
Are you sure everything else is up to date with your set-up ? Perhaps more information may help someone to help you.


Thanks Mogs. I have XP SP3 and no Java icon in classic view of CP.

When you ask is "... everything else is up to date with your set-up ? Perhaps more information may help someone to help you...", I am not sure what other specific information is required?

Cheers



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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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on 12th Jan, 2010 14:59, Mcd73165 wrote:
Hello again, mr_password. You're not seeing the Java icon in the Control Panel because Java is uninstalled or partially uninstalled. At this point the only thing I can think of is to do a search for any Java file leftovers on your pc and if you find any then delete them. If there aren't any leftovers then you can try searching the registry for any Java entries and delete them. Then try installing Java again. A word of caution, create a System Restore Point before deleting anything from the Registry. You can also try using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Here's the link: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-clean...
However, if Java is already uninstalled which I suspect it is then you won't find an entry for Java in the Cleanup Utility in which case you can't use it. Hope this helps and good luck!
Mark


Hi Mark

Thanks again for your reply.

I probably should have shared with you that I had already done what you have suggested. Before I had posted in this thread, I had checked to see if there were any java files- I had removed all files from the program folder and application data folder.

I went through the registry and carefully removed Java/Sun files . I also ran the cleanup utility program and no java files existed; although, I did find one in 'Hijack This'.

I should mention this happened to me last year, and I restore the PC back to a time where Java was working. Since a recent update, it has done it again but I decided to find a remedy for the problem.

Unless I have missed something in the registry, I don't know what else to do.

One unusual observation for you and Mogs- I don't know why I have two Application Data folders. BTW I have checked both and removed Sun folders.

Anyway, thanks for replying and for your assistance.

Cheers

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Mcd73165 RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Hi, mr_password. Sorry things didn't work out for you. At this point I have no other ideas on what your problem could be. One other thing to try is maybe doing a System Restore to a point when Java was installed and then try uninstalling it again using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Then try reinstalling the latest Java version. That might work. Again, good luck!
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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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on 13th Jan, 2010 05:56, Mcd73165 wrote:
Hi, mr_password. Sorry things didn't work out for you. At this point I have no other ideas on what your problem could be. One other thing to try is maybe doing a System Restore to a point when Java was installed and then try uninstalling it again using the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Then try reinstalling the latest Java version. That might work. Again, good luck!
Mark


Mark,

Thanks anyway. Unfortunately I have had this problem a while (months)so I am not sure if I should do a system restore. I did think about it but was concerned too much time had passed.

Anyway, I'll keep trying and if I find a solution, I will post it.

Thanks again for your help.

Cheers

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mr_password RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Hi everyone

Just updating you on the latest. I had a glitch with my anti virus program so what I did was system restore it two months ago and then returned it to Friday. And for some reason- Java has returned.

I have no idea or explanation but glad for it.

Again thanks to everyone who helped.

Cheers

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Mcd73165 RE: Cannot install Java 6-15
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Hi, mr_password. Glad you got your Java back. Are you going to try to uninstall it and then install the latest version (Java 6 update 18). I think that if you try to install the new version (without uninstalling your current version) the Java Installer should uninstall your previous version first. That's how it worked for me for the last few versions. However, if there is a possibility that your current version is corrupted then it may be a good idea to use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to uninstall it first. Sorry if I'm rambling on. In any case, good luck and let us know again how things work out for you.
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