Trying to uninstall Java SE Development Kit 6

Java / Developmentkit 6 update 2...
January 9, 2011 at 13:14:00
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, 3.00 GB RAM
From control panel trying to uninstall Java SE Development Kit 6 Update 23 (64-bit) But I get following message> Error 1723. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Contacted Java and their website says they have no solution to this problem.

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January 9, 2011 at 21:13:01
Try a system restore to a date before you installed it, that should roll you back.

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March 8, 2011 at 09:16:58
I had the same problem.

a few things to check.

1. Get your Antivirus software to do a full scan. Mine found some kind of Trojan and Java was mentioned along with it. Im no expert - im guessing the virus was preventing the uninstall.

2. If it finds nothing, or even if it does find something that still might not fix it. I read loads of blogs about getting registry cleanup utilities and so on and ended up causing more trouble doing unnecessary things.

3. Find a download for the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility msicuu.exe. Apparently Microsoft stopped releasing this as it caused issues if used to remove office software - so dont use it for that. Once installed it displays all programs installed using windows installer and allows you to remove them fully. It takes seconds and worked perfectly for me. People rave about this for other problems too so it seems really useful.

4. Then you should be able to reinstall the latest release of java.

Hope this helps


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March 8, 2011 at 10:47:43
I did not realize it until I contacted Microsoft and I found that my computer was infected with a trojan that was keeping me from doing several things including installing or uninstalling programs. It was also making my computer run horrendously slow even though I have broadband. They installed a program called PC mechanic which scanned the hard drive and discovered the problems and fixed them. This PC mechanic cost me about $100 to buy and install but my computer is running much faster, as fast as it did when it was new. It does scans every so often and eliminates possible problems. Although I hated to spend the money for this program so far it has been worth it.

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