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Java on computer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jo-Anne, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7. Lately I've been unable to
    open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error message
    is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had the
    same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I had
    Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:

    1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set wrong?

    2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program Files,
    looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or Remove
    Programs.

    3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?

    Thank you!

    Jo-Anne
     
  2. Peter

    Peter Flightless Bird

    On 07/06/2010 06:31 PM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    > Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7.


    Not fully updated. IE8 would be a good idea for security's sake.

    > Lately I've been unable to
    > open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error message
    > is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had the
    > same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    > something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I had
    > Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >
    > 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set wrong?
    >
    > 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program Files,
    > looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or Remove
    > Programs.
    >
    > 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
    >


    Go to http://www.java.com/ and follow the obvious instructions to find
    out if you have Java and what version. If you don't have it, download it
    and install it but I would update IE first.

    --
    Peter
     
  3. On 7/6/2010 11:31 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    > Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7. Lately I've been unable to
    > open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error message
    > is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had the
    > same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    > something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I had
    > Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >
    > 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set wrong?


    Yes. Look at the activeX security settings in IE.

    >
    > 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program Files,
    > looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or Remove
    > Programs.


    Look in control panel.

    >
    > 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?


    Only if you need it.

    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
    >
     
  4. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    "Peter" <nospam@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i0vmoj$kd6$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > On 07/06/2010 06:31 PM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    >> Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7.

    >
    > Not fully updated. IE8 would be a good idea for security's sake.
    >
    >> Lately I've been unable to
    >> open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error
    >> message
    >> is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had the
    >> same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    >> something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I
    >> had
    >> Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >>
    >> 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set
    >> wrong?
    >>
    >> 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program Files,
    >> looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or
    >> Remove
    >> Programs.
    >>
    >> 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Go to http://www.java.com/ and follow the obvious instructions to find out
    > if you have Java and what version. If you don't have it, download it and
    > install it but I would update IE first.
    >
    > --
    > Peter



    Thank you, Peter! I did the check, and it looks like I don't have it. Or at
    least the applet that was to be displayed was just a gray rectangle. I'll
    find a quiet time to update IE (I have Robear's instructions from a while
    back for doing it)--and if it works OK, I'll go ahead and install Java then.

    Jo-Anne
     
  5. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    Thank you! Here are my responses:

    1. Re ActiveX, in Tools | Internet Options | Security, I found my security
    level is medium-high, which means "Unsigned ActiveX controls will not be
    downloaded." Is that the likely issue with the emailed postcards from the
    zoo? And should that level be maintained?

    2. Control Panel took me to the same Internet Options that I found within
    IE. There, under Advanced | Microsoft VM, are the only items that mention
    Java. As far as I know, all three settings are the defaults:

    *Java console enabled (box not checked)
    *Java logging enabled (box not checked)
    *JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled (box checked)

    I found no other mention of Java in Internet Options. And, per Peter's
    response, I had Java check on my version at its website--but only a gray
    rectangle showed up.

    Any further suggestions?

    Thank you very much!

    Jo-Anne


    "The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
    <me951@privacy.com> wrote in message news:i0vmqi$krs$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > On 7/6/2010 11:31 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    >> Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7. Lately I've been unable to
    >> open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error
    >> message
    >> is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had the
    >> same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    >> something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I
    >> had
    >> Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >>
    >> 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set
    >> wrong?

    >
    > Yes. Look at the activeX security settings in IE.
    >
    >>
    >> 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program Files,
    >> looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or
    >> Remove
    >> Programs.

    >
    > Look in control panel.
    >
    >>
    >> 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?

    >
    > Only if you need it.
    >
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
    >>
    >>

    >
     
  6. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    "Jo-Anne" <Jo-Anne@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:i0vlpe$ash$1@news.eternal-september.org...

    > The error message is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be
    > displayed..." ... I thought I had Java on my computer, but now I
    > don't see it.


    Java has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with ActiveX, and vice-versa.
     
  7. Peter

    Peter Flightless Bird

    On 07/06/2010 07:36 PM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    > "Peter"<nospam@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i0vmoj$kd6$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> On 07/06/2010 06:31 PM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    >>> Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7.

    >>
    >> Not fully updated. IE8 would be a good idea for security's sake.
    >>
    >>> Lately I've been unable to
    >>> open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error
    >>> message
    >>> is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had the
    >>> same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    >>> something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I
    >>> had
    >>> Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >>>
    >>> 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set
    >>> wrong?
    >>>
    >>> 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program Files,
    >>> looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or
    >>> Remove
    >>> Programs.
    >>>
    >>> 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you!
    >>>
    >>> Jo-Anne
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Go to http://www.java.com/ and follow the obvious instructions to find out
    >> if you have Java and what version. If you don't have it, download it and
    >> install it but I would update IE first.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Peter

    >
    >
    > Thank you, Peter! I did the check, and it looks like I don't have it. Or at
    > least the applet that was to be displayed was just a gray rectangle. I'll
    > find a quiet time to update IE (I have Robear's instructions from a while
    > back for doing it)--and if it works OK, I'll go ahead and install Java then.
    >
    > Jo-Anne
    >
    >


    All you need to do is click on Download Now and follow the simple
    instructions.

    --
    Peter
     
  8. Jo-Anne wrote:
    > Thank you! Here are my responses:
    >
    > 1. Re ActiveX, in Tools | Internet Options | Security, I found my security
    > level is medium-high, which means "Unsigned ActiveX controls will not be
    > downloaded." Is that the likely issue with the emailed postcards from the
    > zoo? And should that level be maintained?


    The best way to learn is to lower the security settings a bit and see if
    the behavior changes on those postcard emails from the zoo. Note that
    you should only do this if those postcards come from a trusted source.
    You might also consider googling for the activeX message you get in
    relation to IE7 (the version of IE you have could be related to your
    issue if you use webmail or outlook or possibly windows live mail as
    your email client).

    >
    > 2. Control Panel took me to the same Internet Options that I found within
    > IE. There, under Advanced | Microsoft VM, are the only items that mention
    > Java. As far as I know, all three settings are the defaults:
    >
    > *Java console enabled (box not checked)
    > *Java logging enabled (box not checked)
    > *JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled (box checked)
    >
    > I found no other mention of Java in Internet Options. And, per Peter's
    > response, I had Java check on my version at its website--but only a gray
    > rectangle showed up.
    >
    > Any further suggestions?


    In Control panel, if you have Java installed, you will have a Java icon.

    >
    > Thank you very much!
    >
    > Jo-Anne


    Glad to help.

    >
    >
    > "The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
    > <me951@privacy.com> wrote in message news:i0vmqi$krs$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> On 7/6/2010 11:31 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    >>> Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7. Lately I've been unable to
    >>> open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error
    >>> message
    >>> is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had the
    >>> same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    >>> something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I
    >>> had
    >>> Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >>>
    >>> 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set
    >>> wrong?

    >> Yes. Look at the activeX security settings in IE.
    >>
    >>> 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program Files,
    >>> looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or
    >>> Remove
    >>> Programs.

    >> Look in control panel.
    >>
    >>> 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?

    >> Only if you need it.
    >>
    >>> Thank you!
    >>>
    >>> Jo-Anne
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  9. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    "Peter" <nospam@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i10gbf$kck$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > On 07/06/2010 07:36 PM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    >> "Peter"<nospam@nospam.com.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:i0vmoj$kd6$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> On 07/06/2010 06:31 PM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    >>>> Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7.
    >>>
    >>> Not fully updated. IE8 would be a good idea for security's sake.
    >>>
    >>>> Lately I've been unable to
    >>>> open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error
    >>>> message
    >>>> is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had
    >>>> the
    >>>> same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    >>>> something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I
    >>>> had
    >>>> Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set
    >>>> wrong?
    >>>>
    >>>> 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program
    >>>> Files,
    >>>> looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or
    >>>> Remove
    >>>> Programs.
    >>>>
    >>>> 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you!
    >>>>
    >>>> Jo-Anne
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Go to http://www.java.com/ and follow the obvious instructions to find
    >>> out
    >>> if you have Java and what version. If you don't have it, download it and
    >>> install it but I would update IE first.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Peter

    >>
    >>
    >> Thank you, Peter! I did the check, and it looks like I don't have it. Or
    >> at
    >> least the applet that was to be displayed was just a gray rectangle. I'll
    >> find a quiet time to update IE (I have Robear's instructions from a while
    >> back for doing it)--and if it works OK, I'll go ahead and install Java
    >> then.
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne
    >>
    >>

    >
    > All you need to do is click on Download Now and follow the simple
    > instructions.
    >
    > --
    > Peter



    Thank you, Peter! I'm thinking of moving from IE7 to IE8 first, but I'll do
    the download as soon as I know IE8 is working.

    Jo-Anne
     
  10. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    Thank you, again! I guess I don't have Java installed, since it doesn't
    appear in Control Panel. I'll do some further checking on my security
    settings--and then I'll probably try moving from IE7 to IE8... (The error
    message I received for the zoo postcards came in Outlook Express. I haven't
    tried looking at them in webmail.)

    Jo-Anne

    "The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
    <me369@privacy.net> wrote in message news:i10ssr$kt3$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Jo-Anne wrote:
    >> Thank you! Here are my responses:
    >>
    >> 1. Re ActiveX, in Tools | Internet Options | Security, I found my
    >> security level is medium-high, which means "Unsigned ActiveX controls
    >> will not be downloaded." Is that the likely issue with the emailed
    >> postcards from the zoo? And should that level be maintained?

    >
    > The best way to learn is to lower the security settings a bit and see if
    > the behavior changes on those postcard emails from the zoo. Note that you
    > should only do this if those postcards come from a trusted source. You
    > might also consider googling for the activeX message you get in relation
    > to IE7 (the version of IE you have could be related to your issue if you
    > use webmail or outlook or possibly windows live mail as your email
    > client).
    >
    >>
    >> 2. Control Panel took me to the same Internet Options that I found within
    >> IE. There, under Advanced | Microsoft VM, are the only items that mention
    >> Java. As far as I know, all three settings are the defaults:
    >>
    >> *Java console enabled (box not checked)
    >> *Java logging enabled (box not checked)
    >> *JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled (box checked)
    >>
    >> I found no other mention of Java in Internet Options. And, per Peter's
    >> response, I had Java check on my version at its website--but only a gray
    >> rectangle showed up.
    >>
    >> Any further suggestions?

    >
    > In Control panel, if you have Java installed, you will have a Java icon.
    >
    >>
    >> Thank you very much!
    >>
    >> Jo-Anne

    >
    > Glad to help.
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
    >> <me951@privacy.com> wrote in message
    >> news:i0vmqi$krs$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> On 7/6/2010 11:31 AM, Jo-Anne wrote:
    >>>> Running WinXP, fully updated except using IE7. Lately I've been unable
    >>>> to
    >>>> open a friend's emailed postcards from the San Diego Zoo. The error
    >>>> message
    >>>> is: "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed..." I've had
    >>>> the
    >>>> same issue at several web pages. Recently I asked this newsgroup about
    >>>> something else, and it was suggested that I download Java. I thought I
    >>>> had
    >>>> Java on my computer, but now I don't see it. My questions:
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. Is it possible that I inadvertently have some security setting set
    >>>> wrong?
    >>> Yes. Look at the activeX security settings in IE.
    >>>
    >>>> 2. Where would Java be if it IS on my computer? I checked Program
    >>>> Files,
    >>>> looking for a folder labeled either Sun or Java, and I checked Add or
    >>>> Remove
    >>>> Programs.
    >>> Look in control panel.
    >>>
    >>>> 3. Should I go ahead and download Java if I don't have it?
    >>> Only if you need it.
    >>>
    >>>> Thank you!
    >>>>
    >>>> Jo-Anne
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
     

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