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Re: Java Updates??

On 11/15/2018 9:49 PM On a whim, Daniel pounded out on the keyboard

Terry wrote on 16/11/2018 2:16 PM:
On 11/12/2018 9:21 PM On a whim, Daniel pounded out on the keyboard

Terry wrote on 13/11/2018 12:02 PM:
On 9/19/2018 5:32 AM On a whim, Daniel pounded out on the keyboard

Over the last couple of months, I've received several notifications
about a Java (not JavaScript!!) update being available for my Win7 Pro
but, when I click on the notification, I quickly get told that the
Update could not be installed.

If I go to Start->Control Panel->Java (32bit) Control Panel and select
"About" on the General tab, it shows "Version 8 Update 161 (build

If I then select the "Update" tab and click the "Update Now" button, I
told there is a Java Update Available (Java 8 Update 181) but, when I
then click the "Update>" button, I rapidly get a "Error - Java Update"
window which tells me "Failed to download required installation files".

Again .... and again ... and again!!

Is it just me?? Is there a problem with my Win7 system??

Anyone got a valid suggestion??
Hi Daniel,

I've seen that on just about every Win7 machine. I don't even bother
waiting for it to fail any more, and download the file manually when I
see an update is available.

Hope all is well,

Terry, been a looonnngg time since I've seen you around these parts!!

I woke up this morning, so things are at least O.K.!!

How are things with you??
Yep, if we open our eyes in the morning, it's a blessing!

Doing well. Looking forward to the holidays for our family. I feel in
good health, and everyone in our family appears to be also, and we
weren't near any of the fires, so I have nothing to complain about.

Except of course the Java Updater failing all the time...

But I did resolve an issue with the Windows Monthly Rollups on a lot of
Win7 machines failing since August. I found the problem was an update
(KB3177467) that didn't get installed on a lot of machines over a YEAR
ago causes the Rollups to fail! Go figure.  I patched all the machines
that I knew were failing and each one of them completed the Rollup this
month. I don't pay too much attention if a Rollup fails once in a while,
but when it had occurred on so many machines, I realized it wasn't
normal. It had been bothering me after September's also failed, and
again last month, so I set out to figure it out!

Take care,

That "year ago" problem may have effected my Lappy as well! For quite a
while, I didn't get any monthly update, so I had started to think MS had
stopped supporting Win 7. Then, earlier this year, I was real surprised
when, one evening, as I was shutting down, I got the "Windows is
updating. Do not switch off." screen, again

Computers!! Bah!! Humbug!!

MS was "supposed" to set the priority as Important on that missing update, as it wasn't checked by default, but clearly it didn't change. But then to just have Monthly Rollups fail because it wasn't present? Big goof on MS's part.
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