My AMD Athlon 1.4GHz Mesh PC running Windows VP currently has Java 184.108.40.206 installed. I use the FileHippo service to keep me informed of new updates and it tells me that the latest Java version is 220.127.116.11.
Having downloaded it, I tried to install it and got error message ' The feature you are trying to install is on a Network Resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again or enter an alternative path to a folder containing the installation package jre1.6.0_13-c.msi'
I couldn't locate this package on my PC but I did so on the web. I then tried to re-install Java 18.104.22.168 and got a further error message - Error 1714. 'The older version of Java 6 Update 16 cannot be removed.'
I then tried to completely remove Java (it no longer showed up in the installed s/w list) and tried to install jre-6u16-windows-i586.exe, which I believe to be the correct exe file to install the current version of Java. I then got a further error message telling me that Java 6 update 16 cannot be removed.
How do I successfully upate from version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199? (Fortunately before starting the update I created a Restore Point and hence was able to go back to a working version of 188.8.131.52)
Thanks for the prompt responses Kevscar and provider 2.
I went to the Java website and tried to load the update again (having first created a Restore Point.) Alas it failed again on two counts.
First it said the old file bin\awt.dll was not found and hence could not be updated. It then came up with Error 1722 'There is a problem with this Windows Installer Package. A program run as part of the set up did not finish as expected'
Before running the update I didn't try removing Java. Is this worth trying and also using the Windows Installer clean-up utility to remove it?
Thanks for the suggestions mfletch & ventad. I eventually fixed the problem (after using the Microsoft Installer Cleanaup Utility and three different Registry Cleaners) by using the offline version of Java. i.e. jre-6u16-windows-i586-s.exe
The online version came up with installation errors - even though my Firewall and AV were turned off at the time.
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