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Standard User TLM
(legend) Sun 05-Aug-12 11:43:59
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Failed Java Install


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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 Despite being newly downloaded from the official site, every time I try to run it, Chrome complains it's out-of-date.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?

T.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 05-Aug-12 11:52:21
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It's not just you http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120623...


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Aug-12 12:05:30
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I'm gathering you have not yet managed to delete fx-runtime.exe - My first step would be to delete this file. If you go to into folder options make sure you are viewing hidden files as well as system files and then see if you can locate said file and delete it.

Presumably this is a branded laptop with customized OEM Windows 7 image. They always cause so many problems frown

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Standard User TLM
(legend) Sun 05-Aug-12 12:11:33
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Hmmm. Appears that poster tried the same solution I did, of doing it the manual way. But they have not reported that they then got "out of date" complaints.

I don't see how it can be "out of date". I was only offered a choice of one. It's not as if there were multiple versions, and I had to pick one.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Aug-12 12:12:58
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Is your system clock correct?

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Standard User TLM
(legend) Sun 05-Aug-12 12:14:31
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Yup.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Aug-12 12:20:24
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Unless you can find something on the web which has an exact solution, what I'd be doing now: Remove all instances of Java from add/remove programs. Remove chrome. Remove those temporary java install files. Remove java remains from Program Files. Disk Cleanup > remove temporary files and downloaded program files. Reboot computer. Reinstall Chrome. Try Java again.

Bit of a ball ache but should be able to do all that in about 10 mins.

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Edited by Pipexer (Sun 05-Aug-12 12:21:15)

Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Aug-12 20:59:07
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any joy?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 07-Aug-12 21:00:03
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Had the same problem this afternoon. Downloaded the offline installer from here http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and that installed fine.

Tony
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Aug-12 21:00:56
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Shame it naffed up your cookies tongue

(Joke, and assuming you are Cheshire_Man) tongue

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Tue 07-Aug-12 21:29:09
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'twas not I. I believe the name Tony is not unique to me grin

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 07-Aug-12 21:45:04
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In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
'twas not I. I believe the name Tony is not unique to me grin

Is the Italic one ? wink

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Tue 07-Aug-12 21:48:55
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Yes, I'm the one leaning over wink

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Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 08-Aug-12 13:02:49
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No, I haven't tried reinstalling everything, because further Googling indicated it's an inherent problem with the latest version of Chrome, so reinstalling is unlikely to have any effect (I'd still be installing the same bug).

The date problem is also not unique to me, and seems to be a Chrome thing too. So I guess I've just got to wait for one or both to be fixed in the next release. frown

I've found several accounts of both problems, but no reports of a successful fix to BOTH. Many people have done what Tony (NOT Cheshire Man wink ) recommends, and which I've already tried, which is to revert to a manual install.

Yes, that did work for me, up to a point - i.e. it installed - which was an advance. But now I have Problem 2, which is that Chrome insists the brand new installation is already out of date. So I can now run Java, but only after dismissing the warning every time.

The only way to stop it would be to disable warnings for ALL out-of-date plugins, which I don't want to do, because presumably some of them might actually be genuine.
Standard User TLM
(legend) Wed 08-Aug-12 13:07:33
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Hi Tony,

Yes, I tried that, as per my post to Pipexer, and it does indeed install. But leaves me with a new problem, that Chrome believes it's out-of-date, and continually prompts me to upgrade.

If I accept, it takes me back to the online-install (the way that fails).

It appears only to recognize the online install as a current version, which is a great pity, when the offline install is the only one that works.

Damned either way!

Tina
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 17-Aug-12 10:09:54
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I have just installed Java SE 7u5 and this has
installed correctly using the online installer including jfx,
removed old versions,
run the TBB speedtest and
run the BT speedtest.


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