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7u6 b18 install fails

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swpalmer
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Ran the installer and part way through it says:

Error 172. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.

This was with the 32-bit installer for Windows, running on Windows 7 64-bit, with a previous build of 7u6 already installed (I answered Yes when the installer claimed it was already installed and asked if I would like to re-install)

It happened as the installer said "Extracting Installer" presumably the JRE installer.

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swpalmer
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64-bit installer worked.

swpalmer
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Same thing happens when I go back to the 7u6 b17 32-bit installer.. This is likely just more Windows MSI suckage... tried an uninstall first, but it didn't help (either b17 or b18)

swpalmer
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Okay, I had to manually delete the jdk1.7.0_06 and jre7 folders from "Program Files (x86)\Java"
Then it worked.