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how do I uninstall an older version of java from add-ons?

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I updated java to version 6 update 21, but while the new version is present in 'add-ons' (java console 6.0.21), so is the old one.(java console 6.0.20). Only the disable button is highlighted so I clicked it and it's now disabled, but why can't I uninstall it?

I updated java to version 6 update 21, but while the new version is present in 'add-ons' (java console 6.0.21), so is the old one.(java console 6.0.20). Only the disable button is highlighted so I clicked it and it's now disabled, but why can't I uninstall it?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 2.9.2.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • Default Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Picasa plugin
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Google Update

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 GTB7.1 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

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cor-el
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Chosen Solution

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java

Question owner

Thanks , found solution there alright, namely opening Firefox by selecting it from Start Menu and right-clicking and selecting 'Run as Administrator'. I was then able to uninstall the old Java version in Add-ons. Cheers

Thanks , found solution there alright, namely opening Firefox by selecting it from Start Menu and right-clicking and selecting 'Run as Administrator'. I was then able to uninstall the old Java version in Add-ons. Cheers