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  2. JDK-4967601

Windows 98 install, java -version and registry problem

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    • OS:
      windows_98

      Description

      Downgrade install test on windows 98

      Steps to Reproduce

      1) Install 1.4.2_04b01 to default directory

      2) Install 1.4.1_01 to default directory

      3) Open a command prompt
      3.1) Type java -version

      java version "1.4.1_01"
      Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1_01-b01)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.1_01-b01, mixed mode)

         This should be the most recent jdk installed, ie: 1.4.2_04.

      3.2) Type java -fullversion

      java full version "1.4.2_04-ea-b01"

         This is correct as it is the most recent jdk.

      4) Run Registry Editor
      4.1) Registry keys point to downgrade JDK

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/JavaSoft/Java Development Kit/1.4
      JavaHome = C:\j2sdk1.4.1_01

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/JavaSoft/Java Runtime Environment/1.4
      JavaHome = C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.1_01
      RuntimeLib=C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.1_01\bin\client\jvm.dll

         JavaHome should point to most recent JDK, ie 1.4.2_04

      5) Uninstall 1.4.2_04 using add/remove programs

      The java plugin icon for 1.4.1_01 has been removed from the control
      panel.

      The java plugin registry keys do not appear to be affected,
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/JavaSoft/Java Plug-in

      This only happens with Windows 98.



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              duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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