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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8066004

Update to 8u25 gives "Error: Registry key has value '1.8', but '1.7' is required."

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Not an Issue
    • Affects Version/s: 8u25
    • Fix Version/s: tbd_minor
    • Component/s: install
    • Labels:
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    • Subcomponent:
    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_vista

      Description

      (1) Starting point is (for example)

      C:\> java -version
      java version "1.7.0_65"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_65-b30)
      Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 24.65-b04, mixed mode, sharing)

      C:\>

      (2) Internet Explorer gives the following dialog when using an out-of-date Java SE version,
       and trying to run "http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp"

       --------------------
       Java (TM) was blocked because it is out of date and needs to be updated.
       Update Run this time
       --------------------

      (3) Choosing 'Update' downloads and installs Java SE 8 Update 25 (currently).
       After the installation of Java SE 8 Update 25 gives:

      The web page says:
       ---------------------
      Verified Java Version

      Congratulations!
      You have the recommended Java installed (Version 8 Update 25).
       ---------------------

       
      C:\> java -version
      Error: Registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment'\CurrentVersion'

      has value '1.8', but '1.7' is required.
      Error: could not find java.dll
      Error: Could not find Java SE Runtime Environment.

      C:\>

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            Assignee:
            avshastr Avani Shastri (Inactive)
            Reporter:
            thlenz Thomas Lenz (Inactive)
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