Solved What is wrong with Java 8 update 25 (64bit) installation?

December 30, 2014 at 15:18:32
Specs: Windows 7
I currently have Java 8, update 25 (64bit). If I go to the Java website and want to verify java, nothing happens. When I want to print a coupon the coupon website (SmartSource) tells me "Java not installed" even though I meet the criteria for their "supported version" of the browser (IE10) and the operating system : Windows 7. I checked the Java control panel and it is enabled in the browser and the "allow scripting" is also on. This all happened fairly recently and I don't know why. I have uninstalled Java 8 update 25 (64 bit) and downloaded the offline version for a fresh start. It installed properly and it shows in my programs and features of windows. Still problematic. Any ideas?
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December 30, 2014 at 18:10:10
Looks like they've changed their minds recently, only a short while back it said that 8.25 was for developers and my 7.71 still says it is up to date. I suspect it makes little difference then - they are both dated Oct 2014. When it was working do you remember what version you had?

If there are still old versions around they might cause issues but the Java uninstall Tool still requires you to verify so I doubt this will work either:
https://www.java.com/en/download/un...

I assume the IE10 you are using is the 64 bit version. Any reason why you prefer not to go for IE11 - just wondering if that might fix it?

There are some general tips here:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10...
Interesting that they say the 32 bit version gives fewer issues - maybe it is worth a shot.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 30, 2014 at 16:16:04
Java 8 version 25 is the development kit version. Not sure if it will help but I would be inclined to uninstall it and obtain the latest standard version which is Version 7 Update 71.

I assume you are using this link to verify your Java version:
https://www.java.com/en/download/in...

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December 30, 2014 at 17:50:33
Hmmm, when I go to the Java website, version 8 update 25 is the recommended one. I don't even see the version you are suggesting, therefore I am reluctant to try. Also, as I mentioned, nothing happens when I attempt to "verify".

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December 30, 2014 at 17:56:08
I found the Java 7 on the website. However, it looks like the 8 version is the newest.

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December 30, 2014 at 18:10:10
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Looks like they've changed their minds recently, only a short while back it said that 8.25 was for developers and my 7.71 still says it is up to date. I suspect it makes little difference then - they are both dated Oct 2014. When it was working do you remember what version you had?

If there are still old versions around they might cause issues but the Java uninstall Tool still requires you to verify so I doubt this will work either:
https://www.java.com/en/download/un...

I assume the IE10 you are using is the 64 bit version. Any reason why you prefer not to go for IE11 - just wondering if that might fix it?

There are some general tips here:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10...
Interesting that they say the 32 bit version gives fewer issues - maybe it is worth a shot.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
December 30, 2014 at 20:27:43
A few observations....

- I know you recently had a problem with Yahoo mail, but now that you've figured it out, I suggest you re-update to IE11. IE10 is outdated & a security risk

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...

- several coupon printers are known to contain adware/malware & can also harvest your personal info. Do you really need it?

http://malware-detective.com/what-i...

- beware Java. It's a huge security risk as it is & there are malware programs that masquerade as Java & try to trick you into installing them. If you truly need Java, be sure to keep it updated because it's patched constantly to plug security holes. If you don't need it, the general recommendation is to disable it or uninstall it altogether.

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/disable...

You seem to have a theme going on - outdated browser, coupon printer, java, & who knows what else - all security risks. And you're running Norton?


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#6
December 31, 2014 at 05:53:01
Yes, I have Java on-board just in case I ever need it but disabled in browsers. I only let it back into browsers to check for updates.

One other thought, uninstall Java then use "IObit Uninstaller" to make sure all remnants are gone:
http://www.iobit.com/advanceduninst...
(as always with freebies make sure not to accept any unwanted goodies).
Then install Java again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
December 31, 2014 at 09:14:27
Thank you everyone. Yes, I always run Norton. I just had the most current version installed by Norton about one month ago.
Get rid of Java? I thought you need it. What kind of problems will I encounter if I don't have Java?
Get IE 11? Yes I had it and my laptop got too many glitches. Now that I got rid of II and put back 10 the glitches have resolved.
Coupon printer? Absolutely need it. I never had a problem printing from Sunsweet Growers (who uses SmartSource), now this site is the one which tells me to install Java.
Arrrggggh.

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#8
December 31, 2014 at 09:40:09
Just as an fyi, ever since I have been posting questions on computing.net, my Yahoo mail had identified a lot of spam mail coming from imposters of Computing.net. I looked at one (without clicking on anything) and I do see differences yet similarities, but the ones in my spam are definitely not from Computing.net. It is a shame that individuals seek to take advantage of the users of this site, which, by the way is very helpful (and cost efficient: FREE!)

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#9
December 31, 2014 at 10:33:07
Java 8 Update 25 should be an official version. It's the first released version that correctly installs on Windows XP.

http://sdfox7.com


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#10
December 31, 2014 at 10:52:33
"Yes, I always run Norton"

You won't find many helpers in these forums recommending it.

"Get rid of Java? I thought you need it"

You only need it if you run other programs that require it.

"Coupon printer? Absolutely need it"

Did you click on the links I supplied for you in my other response? Here's the gist: "Coupon Printer tracks your web browsing and collects information about your computer system, location, websites that you visit and so on. This information is often shared among promoters and is eventually accessed by third parties that can use it with malicious purpose. As a result, your identity might be stolen and used for illegal activities, and your computer might be infected."

"I have been posting questions on computing.net, my Yahoo mail had identified a lot of spam mail coming from imposters of Computing.net"

What makes you think they're from impostors? Just because they went into your Spam folder? More than likely they're emails from this site telling you that you received a response to your question. Did you open any of them?


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#11
December 31, 2014 at 13:07:13
Thank you for the feedback on Norton. Which brand of security is more highly recommended by techies?

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#12
December 31, 2014 at 13:28:55
I've had no Java for nearly a year and have not yet had to invoke it in my browsers. I don't think it is used anything like it used to be.

The choice of virus checkers tends to be a matter of opinion. Norton had a bad name for being bloated but I gather it has improved over the years. I don't think it is necessarily a bad AV, it's just that there are various freebies that work just as well.

Some names: Avast, Avira, BitDefender. Many more possibilities which helpers will probably mention.

Some folk just use Microsft Security Essentials, although I understand that the Win 8 equivalent (Windows Defender - name re-used) is better.

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