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Pc wont install Java

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    windows 8

    Pc wont install Java


    Hello,
    Im writing this thread cause im having problem with installing java.
    Pc mentioned that i have a very old version of java ( last updated was in early 2013) and that i need to install the latest version. when i do, it reports an error of being unable to download it and install it. what should i do?
    Would appreciate your help

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Where are you downloading it from? Java.com? You can try to uninstall your old versions first Why should I uninstall older versions of Java from my system? in fact you should do that anyway.

    Please be more specific regarding the error if that doesn't work.

    good luck
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You posted here too---

    Pc wont install Java
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You posted here too---

    Pc wont install Java
    i didn't know which forum to post in cause i think im having a problem with the installation or maybe its a problem with the app, so i didn't know where to post and who would help. i also mentioned that i wasn't sure if that was the correct forum to post in.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 17
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Where are you downloading it from? Java.com? You can try to uninstall your old versions first Why should I uninstall older versions of Java from my system? in fact you should do that anyway.

    Please be more specific regarding the error if that doesn't work.

    good luck

    yeah im downloading it from java.com. alright, i will uninstall the old version and see if i have the same problem.

    either ways, i'll inform you. thanks )
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  6. #6


    Posts : 17
    windows 8


    Hey again,

    I uninstalled my older version, i restarted my browser. then, i tried to install it, but somehow it's still wont be downloaded.
    it says the same old message
    " unable to download"

    Thanks in advance again.
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  7. #7


    I have java installed abd when I get an update it auto un-installs the old version before it installs the new.

    some AV software does not like java, maybe you should add it to the white list?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jasmine View Post
    Hey again,

    I uninstalled my older version, i restarted my browser. then, i tried to install it, but somehow it's still wont be downloaded.
    it says the same old message
    " unable to download"

    Thanks in advance again.
    Hi there, Could you give the exact error message or better still a screen print - you can see here for uploading pictures Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Did you try my link ?

    https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

    Have you tried---

    https://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

    Click image for larger version

    Download the 32 & 64 bit JAVA.
    Right click them & Unblock them---

    Click image for larger version

    Then right click one at a time, select Open.--

    Click image for larger version

    Close your Browser while installing !
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