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Firefox not showing Java 7 u11 plugin after install on system, fixes not working.

I recently realized that my installation of Java was out of date. Apparently Firefox was automatically disabling the Java plugin due to it being unsafe or something like that.

Anyway I went through my control panel > programs and features and removed ALL Java products before doing a fresh install of Java 7 u11. The install went fine but the plugin is not displaying in the firefox plugins area.

After going to a few different websites that require Java, including the Java.com "do I have java?" test applet, I am being told by Firefox that I need the Java 7 u11 plugin. When I try to install it gives me a failure error once it's done downloading and asks me to install manually. This manual install is just installing it on my system again.

I have tried deleting that pluginreg.dat file which did not work. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Java which did not work. This "JavaFX" program does not exist on my system so removing it wasn't an option.

According to this link...

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Add_back_missing_registry_key

...I can create a fix.reg file and paste the linked contents in to it and run that to perform a registry fix. I tried both the 64bit and 32bit versions and neither seemed to have worked.

My system/OS is 64bit and I believe my Firefox install is 32bit. I must be doing something wrong here as none of the above solutions have worked for me so far.

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