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The wizard was interrupted before Java 6 update 12 could be installed.

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Joined: 2009-03-01

I am trying to download the most up to date version of Java for Windows XP SP3.
I have deleted all previous installations and have run Max Registry Cleaner.
I have also attempted to download the offline version and disconnected my firewalls.
Despite all of these attempts I continue to get the following message after the installer has been loaded:
The wizard was interrupted before Java 6 update 12 could be completely installed. To complete installation at another time, please run setup again.
Any help/suggestions is appreciated.

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Joined: 2009-07-11

I was afflicted with a sudden loss of Java, followed by this error message when trying to upgrade my Java. I did it all:
* disabled anti-virus and firewall, then performed manual install;
* uninstalled every Java via Add/Remove Programs;
* deleted all files/folders in Program Files\Java;
* deleted Sun folder in C:\Documents and Settings\myusername\Application Data;
* went through registry and deleted every Java setting;
* rubbed my rabbit's foot, placed a clove of garlic on my PC, sprinkled Holy Water over the keyboard;
* chased down every google thread for about 10 pages;

......all without success. I've spent days trying to solve this problem.

Then while looking at the App Data folder, I noticed that the installer is an .MSI, so remembering I'd had an install problem with some other software which involved an MSI, I downloaded and ran Windows Installer CleanUp Utility.

Problem solved.

Java installed.

Me happy.

See for steps and link.

Hope this helps someone else. I posted here as it was the top "hit" on Google when searching "Wizard was interrupted Java".

Joined: 2013-02-19

Thank you, a great man! Your advice helped me to solve a problem that had tormented me for weeks!
Thank you, thank you! :-)

Joined: 2012-11-09

Thanks, your post was helpful. Resolved my java issue!!

Joined: 2009-12-05

I registered just so I could thank you, steam4me. worked perfect!

Joined: 2009-11-29

-Uninstall your java.
-Reinstall it
-make sure you turn off msn, internet explorer or any open programs besides firefox
-Closing any open programs will help you install it because i haded the same problem until i closed all the programs that were open and now it worked.

Joined: 2009-09-19

I've had the same problem and tried all the "solutions" posted below without any joy. Because I never had any problem with XP and Java in the past I downloaded a previous version from here:

It installed and works fine for what I need. Hope it works for you (then you can check out some of my work below ;)

Joined: 2008-03-14

Read this thread -- see if that helps...

Joined: 2009-03-01

Still no luck. Any other suggestions?

Joined: 2008-03-14

Maybe this?

And are you sure you have enough disk space?

And are you logged in with the permissions necessary?

And are you installing in the default location?

That's about all I can suggest. If none of those suggestions help, you're going to have to get help from the SUN guys.