Running java -version from the command line:
java version " 1.7.0_06 "
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_06-b24)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.2-b09, mixed mode)
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
Running jre-7u25-windows-i586.exe or jre-7u25-windows-x64.exe or JavaSetup7u25.exe or running uninstall from control panel add/remove programs all result in the installer trying to find an old .msi file that is no longer available.
Trying to run the applet http://java.com/en/download/uninstallapplet.jsp either hangs (Internet explorer) or asks me to download the latest version of Java before proceding. Loop !!!
Result: completely unable to install new version of Java.
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
As above: download new release, try to install. When that fails try to un-install old versions.
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
The installer for the new version should work !
ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
None - business critical.