Java update 11

Hewlett-packard / Pavilion dv4-1030ee
January 14, 2009 at 13:34:51
Specs: Vista Home Prem w-SP1, 2.0 Ghz with 2Gb RAM
In that too little info is afforded by Java, MS and even my laptop's manufacturer, my just today finding a "Java Update Available" icon in my systems tray, as nearly always the same, doesn't offer enough info to assure me that running the installed is the right thing to do.

My OS's add-remove progs lists "Java 6 update 5" AND "Java 6 update 6" as installed (came with the machine as I never installed Java or their updates), and as it seems maybe I running two Java's, I'm left to guess that may or may not be causing any issues, that and/or maybe I might need to uninstall the Java 6's in some particular manner (Java 6's update 6 first, then 5).

Software producers seems pretty irresponsible by not up front by always divulging basic details (ie; info links leading users to answering rudimentary questions) and GUI installers that assure the install isn't mucking up the OS.

Worse yet, there ought to be a law that makes it impossible and/or illegal to install any software that is not provided an uninstaller and/or at very least warnings of no uninstaller.

Blames intended, not flames.

Regards and hap-e-trails, Steve Hopper

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January 14, 2009 at 17:31:09
Install the latest then check to see if the earlier ones are still in Control Panel/Add-Remove. If so uninstall them.

From update 11 onwards the old ones will be automatically uninstalled when new ones come along - about time too LOL.

some other bloke...

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January 14, 2009 at 22:50:39
That's why i put my Java update setting on "notify me before downloading" So it doesn't automaticly download and install an update without me knowing about it.

If it's broke, then blow that sucka up!

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