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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bob, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    unable to install java - due to internt connection settings - how do I fix?
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Bob wrote:

    > unable to install java - due to internt connection settings - how do I fix?


    If you cannot connect to the Internet, how did you manage to post here?

    "due to internet connection settings". Uh huh, real detailed.

    You can either download Sun's download manager that handles the online
    install of Java, or download the entire installation file and do a local
    install. But if you can't connect to their site to get the downloads, why
    do you care about Java as you have a bigger problem to address?


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  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Bob wrote:
    > unable to install java - due to internt connection settings - how do I fix?


    Sun make a standalone installer. They also make it as difficult
    as possible, to figure out which button to click, to download
    the proper file. (They're very tricky folks.)

    The file I got was "jre-6u18-windows-i586.exe" and the size is 16,254,752 bytes.

    http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

    Java Platform, Standard Edition

    JDK 6 Update 18 (JDK or JRE)

    "Download JRE" <-----

    JRE is the Java Runtime Environment, which is what I assume you as
    an end user are interested in.

    Click the "Download JRE" button, and eventually you'll find a link with
    the jre-6u18-windows-i586.exe file on it.

    If you were to click an alternate "web based install" link, the file that
    is downloaded is only 0.88MB. But that ActiveX installer would require
    the proper security settings to work.

    If you use the standalone installer, things should go smoother for you.

    Also, any time you use an installer like that, read the screens the
    installer presents very carefully. Some installers include "crapware"
    and there may be a tick box to prevent said crapware from being
    installed. I did use 7ZIP to examine the Java installer, and I don't
    see anything there which makes me suspicious, but still, keep your
    eyes open and don't be in too much of a rush to install it. Take
    your time.

    HTH,
    Paul
     

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