Getting rid of all instances of Java files.

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq62-110...
April 23, 2011 at 20:35:45
Specs: Windows XP PRO SP3, CPU 200@150GHz/ 1.96 GB RAM
I am going to completely remove any files/keys referring to Java and Firefox then do clean installs of both.

I am very comfortable removing items from the Registry but need a little input. I am sure I can figure out which ones should not be removed, but need to know if anyone knows if there are keys/entries I should not remove. I am having a bit of trouble with both programs on this partition (XP PRO SP3) and the Mac side, which I am really ignorant about and will do a search later about that. I need my XP side to run right for now.



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April 23, 2011 at 21:20:52
If you are going this far to solve a software problem the only advice I can suggest is to just go all the way and reload the operating system. At this point if you clearly know that the problem can only be coming from those two things then it's not a bad idea. That being said however usually isn't the issue that I've seen with software issues. If things aren't running right you can eliminate all possible software problems by reloading Windows.

Having a initial backup with something like Acronis or Norton Save & Restore can save a lot of time with reloading. Make a backup of the partition once the computer has been reloaded and is running well with most or some of the desired software, or even with no software and just drivers loaded will enable you to reload you're system in about 15-30 mins.

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April 23, 2011 at 21:36:44
I don't want to do that! I have all the disks to do a re-install but I just want to get rid of those two. There have been issues with FF and Java before on the site I play games, Club Pogo. I guess I will just uninstall them and reinstall.

Thanks for the answer. You really helped me make up my mind about what I am going to do!!


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