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Hi, My Firefox plug-in check is telling me that there is an update for Java, but when I visit the link it's still taking me to the old update (the Java 7 update 9). Also, according to the Java test page, Java 7u9 is still showing that it's the latest...it says I have the recommended version.

Is there an newer update somewhere?

Thanks.

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It looks as though the issue has been fixed. When checked my plug-ins this evening, the 7u9 had corrected itself and is now displaying the actual update (7u10).

I've uninstalled the 7u9 completely and everything is checking out on FF! :)

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  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.9.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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Windows Vista
Firefox 17.0.1

cor-el
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See Java Platform > Java SE 7U10 or Java 6U38 (Download JRE)

Question owner

Thanks for the link, cor-el

     My Windows Vista is 32-bit. And the only Windows download that's available in the provided link says  "Windows x64." Is that referring to only those with 64-bit?

Thanks.

the-edmeister
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These are the 32-bit download links on the download page.

Windows x86 Online 0.85 MB jre-7u10-windows-i586-iftw.exe
Windows x86 Offline 29.99 MB jre-7u10-windows-i586.exe

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cor-el
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Did you visit the download page?

It is best to download the full Windows x86 Offline version.

Question owner

Thanks, the-edmeister!

I have it saved and ready to install, but why are they making this update so complicated and difficult to find? Their test page is still telling me that I have the recommended version...this latest update has been tested, right?

Question owner

I have been on their download page, it's just extremely confusing for those of us who don't know what they're doing. :)

Cor-el, you mentioned the Offline version for download...I always though it was better to opt for the Online links?

Modified by Alice_85

Question owner

I just tried to install the offline version of update 10. It looked as though it was successful, but when I checked it on Java's test page, it told me that I was missing a plug-in and it took me to a link for installing the update 9.

Should I try the offline version of 10?

cor-el
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Try to uninstall the current Java 7U9 version if you have problems with updating.
That is probably also a lot faster and should install the new version in a few seconds..

Question owner

That's what I initially tried...

This is where I am right now. (Hopefully it's okay.)

I have installed the latest Java update (10). My plug-ins are now all up to date when checked on the Firefox plug-in page, and Java's test page shows that I have the latest version.

My only concern is that I had to reinstall Java 7 update 9 in order for it to work on Firefox. When I only had Java 7 update 10, Java's test page did not detect the Java plug-in...it prompted me to install Java 7 update 9. (Which I had previously uninstalled.)

Is it okay to have both? It was only Firefox that didn't seem to like the update 10. Safari and IE were fine.

{Based on the screenshot, it looks like we still need the SE 7 U 9.}

cor-el
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Try to delete the pluginreg.dat file in the Firefox Profile Folder and maybe addons.sqlite as well to reset the plugin registry databases.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

Question owner

Okay, I deleted both (the pluginreg.dat file, and addons.sqlite).

I'm still seeing the same results as the screenshot above. As long as everything is telling me that I'm up to date, am I ok?

Thanks for helping me with this, cor-el. :)

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

Alice_85:

You may need to exit then restart your browser after updating Java in order for the correct Java version to show on the Plugin Check page. I found it necessary to do that. The only place that I found that advice is at the bottom of the following page (next the the "light bulb" icon) - https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

Question owner

TheOldFox, Thanks for the tip. I think that was one of the first things I tried this morning but it still kept taking me to update 9.

According to the Java test link you provided, I'm currently on version 1.7.0_10. I'm just confused as to why I had to reinstall update 9 in order for the Java plug-in to be detected.

Also, I looked at the BrowserSpy.dk link you provided in another thread and found some disturbing results. What are all those "Could Not Read's?"

Should I just unistall all Java downloads and start over?

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

I am not familiar with http://browserspy.dk/ or the tests that they run. I keep Java disabled in the Firefox instance that I use daily as I do not have a need for it. In another instance of Firefox on my system, I get the same errors as you are showing. You would need to inquire at that site about the meaning of those errors.

I have also noticed that not all of the Java/Oracle pages have been changed to point to the new Java 7u10 version as of a couple of hours ago. That may be leading to a lot of confusion for users. Maybe the folks at Oracle are just not quite "on the ball" with this update and the changes that they need to make on their website pages.

I did notice on your report from http://browserspy.dk/ that it seems you have both Java 7u9 and Java 7u10 installed; shown on the "Java version" line on that report. You did not need to reinstall 7u9 if you downloaded the full JRE installer for Java 7u10 suggested by cor-el earlier - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

  • Check in Windows Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) to see if you have both versions installed. That should not be the case, but if you do try to remove Java 7u9.
  • Or, to get a clean start, try downloading and running JavaRa to remove all Java from your system, then install the JRE for Java 7u10 that cor-el suggested earlier. JavaRa download - http://singularlabs.com/software/javara/

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Question owner

Thanks @TheOldFox,

   I don't know if you read my previous posts, but when I uninstalled the 7u9, and installed the 7u10, Java's test site could not pick up on any Java plug-in. It kept asking me to install Java and would take me to a 7u9 update link.

It's only with both installs that it's detecting Java. (The odd thing is that Safari and IE were fine with just the 7u10.)

I'm terribly confused and befuddled. :P Am I okay as long as the Firefox plug-in check says that I'm up-to date?

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

Download and run (with all browsers closed) JavaRa as I mentioned earlier. Restart your system. Then download and install the JRE for Java 7u10 as I mentioned earlier. Close all browsers before installing the new JRE. Restart your system after the install. Then test the Java version at both:

  1. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
  2. http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

This Java update is not going smoothly for many users and I do not know the reason(s) for that. At this point, for you I think that best course of action would be to use JavaRa to remove all Java from your system and install the JRE for Java 7u10.

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Question owner

I'll give it a go.  :) When I'm ready to reinstall the 7u10, should I opt for the offline version? (I think I chose the online version earlier.)

TheOldFox 110 solutions 619 answers

Yes. The offline version is a full installer package. and be sure that you download the "i586" version, that is the 32-bit version needed by Firefox.

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I think Java 7u10 is seriously messed up. I was able to install it so it appears in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, but no plugin appears in Firefox. The "Deployment Toolkit" plugin appears, but not the actual plugin.

I also download JavaRa 1.16 to uninstall 7u10 and try installing it again = it couldn't find the new version to remove it.

the-edmeister
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Looks like the Firefox Plugin is missing, Java appears in IE8 and Opera 12.