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I am using Windows XP Pro and Firefox 41.0.1.

Is there an issue with the Java website when using Firefox Version 41.0.1?

When I go to the Java website to check that the latest Java update is installed, the box does not scan for the latest update. I checked that the latest update for Firefox was installed, cleared Firefox cookies, and closed and re-opened Firefox but the Java website is not working.

Anyone aware of this issue?

However, I can go into 'Add-Ons' within Firefox to check that the plug-ins are up to date or manually check the Java Downloads website for the latest Java version., both of which I did, and Java is up to date.

I am using Windows XP Pro and Firefox 41.0.1. Is there an issue with the Java website when using Firefox Version 41.0.1? When I go to the Java website to check that the latest Java update is installed, the box does not scan for the latest update. I checked that the latest update for Firefox was installed, cleared Firefox cookies, and closed and re-opened Firefox but the Java website is not working. Anyone aware of this issue? However, I can go into 'Add-Ons' within Firefox to check that the plug-ins are up to date or manually check the Java Downloads website for the latest Java version., both of which I did, and Java is up to date.

Modified by Buddy2014

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.60.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.2
  • Npdsplay dll

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0

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FredMcD
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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open the Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac:<Command>) <Shift> A)

On the left side of the page, select Plugins. Make sure the ones you want to use are set to Ask or Allow.


Go to the web page. Once the page is loading, mouse to the address bar and Left click the icon. A window for displaying site information should come up. Select More Information. Now select Permissions. In the menu, Make sure the ones you want to use are set to Ask or Allow.

Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open the '''Add-ons Manager.''' Hot key; '''<Control>''(Mac:<Command>)'' <Shift> A)''' On the left side of the page, select '''Plugins.''' Make sure the ones you want to use are set to '''Ask''' or '''Allow.''' -------------- Go to the web page. Once the page is loading, mouse to the address bar and '''Left''' click the icon. A window for displaying site information should come up. Select '''More Information.''' Now select '''Permissions.''' In the menu, Make sure the ones you want to use are set to '''Ask''' or '''Allow.'''

Question owner

FredMcD:

Java is already to set to 'Ask' but the issue remains.

Can you test my issue by going to the Java website using Firefox and checking for the latest version?

The Java website is not scanning for the latest version of its own software but I can 'check' the latest version by going into 'Firefox Add-Ons' and checking that the plug-ins are up to date.

FredMcD: Java is already to set to 'Ask' but the issue remains. Can you test my issue by going to the Java website using Firefox and checking for the latest version? The Java website is not scanning for the latest version of its own software but I can 'check' the latest version by going into 'Firefox Add-Ons' and checking that the plug-ins are up to date.

Modified by Buddy2014

FredMcD
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There were two steps in my last message. Did you do both?

Optional; Remove Java. Then re-install it.

Java Downloads for All Operating Systems


Make sure your Java (Not JavaScript) is up to date Verify Java and Find Out-of-Date Versions {web link}

Version 8 Update 60 Release date August 18, 2015

There were two steps in my last message. Did you do both? Optional; Remove Java. Then re-install it. '''[http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp Java Downloads for All Operating Systems]''' Make sure your Java (Not JavaScript) is up to date '''[http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp Verify Java and Find Out-of-Date Versions]''' {web link} Version 8 Update 60 Release date August 18, 2015
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Buddy2014 said

The Java website is not scanning for the latest version of its own software but I can 'check' the latest version by going into 'Firefox Add-Ons' and checking that the plug-ins are up to date.

Confirm the above. Probably because Java is NOT supported for xp anymore. see, 1, 2, 3

if you have the latest as FredMcD said above, leave it as it is, and you are OK.

thank you

''Buddy2014 [[#answer-793763|said]]'' <blockquote> The Java website is not scanning for the latest version of its own software but I can 'check' the latest version by going into 'Firefox Add-Ons' and checking that the plug-ins are up to date. </blockquote> Confirm the above. Probably because Java is NOT supported for xp anymore. see, [https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/winxp.xml 1], [http://java.com/en/download/help/sysreq.xml 2], [http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/config-417990.html 3] if you have the latest as FredMcD said above, leave it as it is, and you are OK. thank you

Question owner

Yes, I followed both of FredMcD's steps:

First, I uninstalled Java then re-installed it.

Second, I clicked 'Verify Java' again n Java's website but it still would not scan for its own software. As a result, I manually checked the latest Java update on Java's Download website and my version is the latest.

Ideato gave me the info that I was seeking-Java is obviously no longer supported for XP so I will have to search for future Java updates .through Firefox Add-Ons.

Yes, I followed both of FredMcD's steps: First, I uninstalled Java then re-installed it. Second, I clicked 'Verify Java' again n Java's website but it still would not scan for its own software. As a result, I manually checked the latest Java update on Java's Download website and my version is the latest. Ideato gave me the info that I was seeking-Java is obviously no longer supported for XP so I will have to search for future Java updates .through Firefox Add-Ons.
FredMcD
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Which Download should I choose?

Choose the 32-bit download to use with a 32-bit browser. Choose the 64-bit download to use with a 64-bit browser.

If you use 32-bit and 64-bit browsers, you need to download both 32-bit and 64-bit Java.

System Requirements

Windows 8 Desktop
Windows 7
Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)

Note: As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP and therefore it is no longer an officially supported platform. Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but support will only be provided against Microsoft Windows releases Windows Vista or later.

Which Download should I choose? Choose the 32-bit download to use with a 32-bit browser. Choose the 64-bit download to use with a 64-bit browser. If you use 32-bit and 64-bit browsers, you need to download both 32-bit and 64-bit Java. System Requirements Windows 8 Desktop Windows 7 Windows Vista SP2 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit) Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) '''Note: As of April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP''' and therefore it is no longer an officially supported platform. Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but support will only be provided against Microsoft Windows releases Windows Vista or later.
FredMcD
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Where can I get Java 7 downloads? http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_7.xml

Where can I get Java 7 downloads? http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_7.xml