Solved Can't get Java to uninstall

January 16, 2013 at 19:15:12
Specs: Windows 7
Am following instructions exactly for uninstalling java. Once I've highlighted "java" under the 'Programs" List, I hit 'uninstall'. Question pops up saying "Are you sure you want to uninstall?" I click 'yes'.Next a popup says "preparing to uninstall." Then, before it can uninstall, another popup occurs saying "Do you want to allow the following program to update software on this computer?" I hit 'no'. This causes everything to stop and nothing more happens. I repeated this process several times with the same result. QUESTION: 1) Should I update java first and then try to uninstall it? QUESTION 2) One Java program's publisher is Sun Microsystems and the second Java program's publisher is Oracle. Is it true that we don't have to uninstall the Sun Microsystem's Java and only need to uninstall the Oracle's Java?

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#1
January 17, 2013 at 09:12:25
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"Do you want to allow the following program to update software on this computer".
I assume it doesn't say what program it is referring to? Most likely it is the uninstall program so the answer should be Yes.

Oracle purchased Sun so for most practical purposes they can be treated as the same - you don't need to install each one separately. This might help:
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/...

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#2
January 17, 2013 at 09:56:53
It's my understanding that the latest update fixes the glitch in Java (incorrect?). If so then you might wanna let it update if you'd like to keep it.
Ed

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January 17, 2013 at 22:03:04
Derek: Thanx so much for your advice. Yes, it was Java asking me if I "want the following program to update software on this computer" Beings I hadn't updated my current 2 Java programs, I was being prevented from uninstalling those 2 Java programs. Once I had updated them, then I was successful in uninstalling them. So you were correct in saying that I should click on 'yes' ....altho it turned out that I was saying "yes" to the updates, so I first waited for the updates and then had to start the process all over again to uninstall. Hope this makes sense. Thanks again! Cake.

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#4
January 17, 2013 at 22:16:32
Ed:Thanx for your prompt answer to my question; it's so reassuring to know that this service exists... I have done a search on uninstalling Java and have found out that the gov't and others are still advising to uninstall Java in spite of the attempted 'fix" by Java. There doesn't seem to be trust that this will make everything secure. I think it's a pretty serious risk to keep Java . I guess the gov't rarely advises everyone to uninstall a program. I'd rather play it safe on this one. I did finally update my two current Java programs and then it finally let me uninstall the two Java programs. So I'm a happy camper again.

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#5
January 18, 2013 at 07:45:43
Glad to hear it's sorted and thanks for popping back with the feedback.

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