I've installed Java numerous times on a previous laptop without a problem.
Now, brand new laptop, installing for the first time. I'm still on Windows 7, which I'm pretty used to. The only real difference is I now have Chrome as my default browser.
So anyway, tried to install the Java, using the online install. Downloaded and ran the .exe file, which looks like: chromeinstall-7u5 (seems reasonable).
However, when it runs, it only gets so far, before complaining: Downloaded file C:\Users\Myname\AppData\Local\Temp\\fx-runtime.exe is corrupt.
I cannot physically locate and delete the file it's moaning about. It seems to be a system/hidden file?
I can find and delete the original .exe (chromeinstall-7u5) and re-download that, but when I try to run it, the progress bar shows it not starting at the beginning, but trying to pick up where it left off. It again fails, with the complaint of the corrupt file.
I eventually circumvented all this by doing a manual (offline) install. Worked first time.
Problem solved, I thought.
Unfortunately not. Despite being newly downloaded from the official site, every time I try to run it, Chrome complains it's out-of-date. I'm forced either to choose "run this time" (works, but an absolute pain if you have to do it every time), or accept the prompt to update it.
If I do the latter, it takes me straight back to the auto- (online) install, which is the one that repeatedly fails. And yes, predictably, it does fail again.
I've never had so many problems simply installing Java. It was usually straightforward, and took moments.
Any clues to fix pse?