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    I tried to update my Vista (IE 8) which has Java 1.6.0_18.bo7 to 1.6.0_19.bo4. However, got the message:

    "Unable to launch the Java update installer. The requested operation requires elevation."

    Just what does this mean and is it serious? I hardly ever use this Vista notebook and cannot understand why I got the pop-up.As far as I know, the Java has been updated in the past with no problems.

    I am new to all of this and would appreciate an un-technical explanation as to why and how to remedy (not too difficult please).

    Had two 'problems' with upgrading Java tonight (on 2 PCs) and thank you kindly for any help in helping me and my grandson.

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    Welcome to forum. :)

    Seems to me you are not log-in as Administrator. May be any other older version install through non-admin account.

    To fix this you should start the installation from scratch by removing Java and reinstall it. To remove all redundant versions of Java in your PC, use the program JavaRa. And then re-install. Give a try it's fix the error.

    And also if you can turn off UAC as well in your PC.

    Your permission, please: Understanding User Account Control in Windows Vista

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    Wen you say "Java" are you referring to the JRE (aka Java Runtime) or the JDK?

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    DarrylBurke:
    Are you asking me? (I don't think I would know answer.)

    Alice

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    When we are talking about Java, we categorize into two. One for just run the Java applications, and the other for developments in Java. Because in development we need more relevant working environment to do so.

    JRE, which is stand for Java Runtime Environment, provide the minimal environment to run a Java applications.

    JDK, Java Development Toolkit, support for the developments.

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    Thanks
    I didn't uninstall Java, I just disabled the UAC and then tried the update/upgrade again and it posted. I hope everything works okay now.

    Alice

    (The only one now updating/upgrading is our Win 7 (64-Bit) computer.)

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    So that mean UAC block the process.

    Actually it's better to go through the release note before updating the existing version. Sometime Suns' provide some valued hints for the relevant installation/upgrade.

    If you've found the solution for your question please mark the thread solved from the Thread Tools menu. :)

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    Would you know what might be preventing the new Java from loading onto my grandson's Win 7 (64-bit) computer?

    When I go to Control Panel - I see = Java 32 Bit.

    When I click on that and then on Update, I get a pop-up reading:

    "You already have the latest version Java(TM) Platform on this system."

    But, version installed is 1.6.0_18-b07!

    Any ideas?

    Does the Java 32-Bit in the Control Panel have anything to do with this problem? (Disabled UAC, but no change.)

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    Last edited by alicez; 04-10-2010 at 08:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicez View Post
    But, version installed is 1.6.0_18-b07!
    How did you confirm this? I mean did you check the all installations in your PC?

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    Control Panel / General / About = version 6 update 18 (build 1.6.0-18-b07)

    also went to IE 8 and typed in Java verify version and got = 6 update 18

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    Check on the program files, which folder name you can find for Java please. As far as I aware, Java console cannot be wrong.

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    I clicked on the "Start" in lower left of screen and clicked on Programs, but didn't see Java there. I then typed "Java" in the 'Search' box at bottom of the panel and at the top it showed:

    Control Panel (1)
    Java (32-bit)

    I still wonder why it states 32-bit (when we have 64-bit), unless that is the only one Java has and it does not show 64-bit?

    I read on the Java site:

    "32-bit Internet Explorer (IE), you need to download 32-bit Java (Verify browser)?

    I did the following and it does not show 64-bit; therefore I presume I am using 32-bit IE 8 browser

    "Verify if you are using 32-bit or 64-bit IE browser.
    Follow these steps to verify whether you are using 32-bit or 64-bit browser.
    Launch Internet Explorer browser.
    Click on the Help tab at the top.
    Select About Internet Explorer which will bring up an information window.
    If version of IE displays 64-bit Edition, then it is 64-bit IE, otherwise it is 32-bit browser."

    Mine just shows: Version 8.0.7600.16385
    Cipher strength: 256-bit

    I am assuming my Java shows 32-bit because I have IE 8 32-bit. Is that correct?
    And my Java (32-bit) has nothing to do with my Win 7 (64-bit), but rather it relates to my IE 8. Is that correct?

    But that still brings us back to my original question as to why Java is saying I have the most current version?

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    No, not like that. Go to drive C (I believe that you've install all program files in drive C) and go to program files, and check for Java installation folders.

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    I looked and saw - "Program Files" and there was no Java program in there.
    There was another one underneath titled "Program Files (x86)" and that one had - "Java" and that had a folder in it titled "jre6."

    Is that what you wanted?

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    Is that only jre6, or something like jre1.6..... something like the latest version? I'm asking this because the Java control panel cannot be wrong. I wonder there is a newer version already installed.

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    only shows jre6

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