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I have chucked IE6 in favour of firefox. I need Java but can't get it - the following happens:
Windows Installer connects with the internet after asking permission.
Install Wizard installs up to
"Applying Java patches" and I then get the following message
bin\java-mri.exe: Old File not found. However, a file of the same name was found. No update done since file contents do not match.
When you okay that you get
Java Update fails to apply changes to your system
After that you get
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. Contact your support personnel or package vendor
Okay that and the install rolls back.
I have tried manual and automatic downloads online and offline and to different directories with the same result. I have also uninstalled Java and reinstalled.