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install java plugin without internet access

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I need to install the java plugin for java 1.7.55 on a maching that does net have internet access. Where can I download the plugin and how do I install it on the stand alone machine? Thanks...

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There's an offline installer for Java located at

It's a fairly easy process but there's a guide to help you

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I already have Java 1.7.55 installed. The machine in question does not have internet access. I have a web app on this machine that requires java. When accessing this app in firefox, I get a message that says "A plugin is needed to display this content, Install plugin". How do I get the "plugin" without internet access?

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I don't think you understand.

You can download Java from a computer that has internet access (presumably the one you are using now since you're responding to me) and transfer it using a USB or even a smartphone put into Media mode to the computer that has no internet access and install it there as all the files are already on the installer.

You can download Java located at

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Maybe I don't understand but I'm trying... The machine that does not have internet access HAS java installed via manual installation from thumb drive. I have install Firefox in the same manor. Now, when hitting the application via IP address in Firefox, I receive the "plugin is needed" message, see image... I installed java before I installed Firefox... if I re-install java does that make this go away? On computers with internet access, the plugin is installed via internet and problem is solved.

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Actually, I misunderstood you. Thanks for clarifying.

That image means that Java is not enabled in the web browser. If Java is already installed but applets do not work, you need to enable Java through your web browser. Follow the below instructions to activate it:

  • While you're in Firefox, go to new fx menu > Add-ons
  • In the Add-ons Manager window, select Plugins
  • Click Java (TM) Platform plugin to select it
  • Make sure Java is set to "Always Activate"
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I tried that also... see image... no options in the Add-ons Manager...

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Are you positive that you installed Java? Usually it would show up there even if it was disabled...

Can you check your Control Panel to see if Java exists there?

  • (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program)
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see image, java installed...

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There is a option to install add on's from download? see image...

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Is the machine that has no Internet Access as 32 bit or 64 bit machine? You can check this out at Start > right click Computer > Properties. It should say 32--bit or 64-bit next to System Type

On 64-bit Windows, if you only have the 64-bit version of Java installed, the Java plugin will not be available. Current Firefox releases are 32-bit browsers and you will need to install the 32-bit version of Java.

Try downloading the 32 bit Java

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standby, i will try this later today... thanks...

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If it's not a 32-bit vs 64-bit Java issue try this.

In the Java Control Panel, open up Advanced and look at Default Java for Browsers - is Mozilla family check-marked?

That's an old feature in Java (like from the 1.5 or 1.6 builds) and so may be greyed-out, but if is isn't check-marked that might be an indication of your problem.

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