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Problem Enabling the New Plugin on XP with b26

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mikeazzi
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OK, so I downloaded b26 of jdk6uN, and then I tried to turn on the new plug-in form the control panel. I immediately get this pop up error box saying: Unable to change Java Plug-in Settings. In the detail section of the error it also said: "The next generation Java Plug-in option cannot be changed at this time because one or more browsers are running. Please close ...". So I went in and closed all browser instances that happened to be running, tried again. Same error. Then I even tried to kill all java processes that were running. Still same error. I recall seeing this same problem with earlier build version of 6uN. But it seemed to have gone way when I tried a newer build. Now it's back again. Is this the expected behavior as we get closer to official release. I hate to say I'm not terribly amused if that's the case.
And that's not all. Since today is FF3 day, I figured maybe if I try again with FF3, things might work fine. Not a chance. As soon as I tried to hit an applet, FF3 didn't even recognize that I have b26 installed, and asked me to "click here to get the new Java Plug-in".
Any idea why is this happening now with this RC b26 release?

Thanks.

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kbr
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Nothing has changed recently in this code. Please try uninstalling 6u10 and reinstalling it. When you installed build 26, did you remove the previous 6u10 installation first? Could you also try a reboot? We haven't seen this issue in house.

mikeazzi
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Hi Ken,

Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I did remove previous 6u10 installation before installing this one. I also followed your suggestion of uninstalling and reinstalling. And the one thing I discovered while doing that is that the install process is only installing the jdk part, and not the jre part, even though it asks me where to install each one of them, but never really complains about any installation problems. A quick check from the Windows control panel does indeed show that the JDK got installed but not the JRE. Weird. I am specifying different directories for the JDK, and the JRE, but that was never a problem in the past.

billyh
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This JDK installer issue is fixed in b27.

Before the fix, if a user already had a version of the Java 6 family, say 6u5 installed, we wouldn't offer the 6u10 public JRE with the JDK. We will now offer 6u10 if a user already had 6u5 installed. The only case where we will not offer another version of the public JRE is if the same exact update version is already installed.

-Bill

mikeazzi
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Hi Bill,

As a follow up on this exercise of trying to install b26, I'd like to report that if during the JDK installation process I specify the [b]same [/b]directory (C:\Program Files) for both the JDK, and the JRE, things work fine, and I end up with a properly installed JDK and JRE. I just wanted to mention that to make sure that the issue that you fixed is the same one that I'm having. Particularly since I didn't have any previous Java 6 version on may machine prior to installing b26.

Thanks.