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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8073939

Upgrade from Java 7 to Java 8 does not clear .exe files from /System32

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Not an Issue
    • Affects Version/s: 8-pool, 9
    • Fix Version/s: 8u60
    • Component/s: install
    • Labels:
    • Subcomponent:
    • CPU:
      x86_64
    • OS:
      windows_7

      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      C:\>java -version
      java version "1.8.0_31"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_31-b13)
      Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.31-b07, mixed mode)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Windows 7 Enterprise
      Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
      64 bit System


      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      The steps to recreate this issue is as mentioned below.
      1> Install Java 7 on windows 7 system
      2> Upgrade to Java 8
      3> Open CLI and navigate to the C;/Windows/System32 folder
      4> Run the Java command
      Result : The following error message will appear.
      C:\Windows\System32>java
      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.


      Observation : Made the following observation.
      1> The Java Registry entry has the version as Java 8
      2> The C;/Windows/System32 folder contains the Java.exe which points to Java 7 version.
      3> The folder C;/Program Files/Java folder contains the packages for both Java 7 and 8 jre and Jdk.
      4> The Java Home and Path points to Java 8 Software.


      REGRESSION. Last worked in version 8u31

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      The steps to recreate this issue is as mentioned below.
      1> Install Java 7 on windows 7 system
      2> Upgrade to Java 8
      3> Open CLI and navigate to the C;/Windows/System32 folder
      4> Run the Java command
      Result : The following error message will appear.

      C:\Windows\System32>java
      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.


      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      c:\Windows\System32>java
      Usage: java [-options] class [args...]
                 (to execute a class)
         or java [-options] -jar jarfile [args...]
                 (to execute a jar file)
      where options include:
          -d32 use a 32-bit data model if available
          -d64 use a 64-bit data model if available
          -server to select the "server" VM
                        The default VM is server.

          -cp <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>
          -classpath <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>
                        A ; separated list of directories, JAR archives,
                        and ZIP archives to search for class files.
          -D<name>=<value>
                        set a system property
          -verbose:[class|gc|jni]
                        enable verbose output
          -version print product version and exit
          -version:<value>
                        require the specified version to run
          -showversion print product version and continue
          -jre-restrict-search | -no-jre-restrict-search
                        include/exclude user private JREs in the version search
          -? -help print this help message
          -X print help on non-standard options
          -ea[:<packagename>...|:<classname>]
          -enableassertions[:<packagename>...|:<classname>]
                        enable assertions with specified granularity
          -da[:<packagename>...|:<classname>]
          -disableassertions[:<packagename>...|:<classname>]
                        disable assertions with specified granularity
          -esa | -enablesystemassertions
                        enable system assertions
          -dsa | -disablesystemassertions
                        disable system assertions
          -agentlib:<libname>[=<options>]
                        load native agent library <libname>, e.g. -agentlib:hprof
                        see also, -agentlib:jdwp=help and -agentlib:hprof=help
          -agentpath:<pathname>[=<options>]
                        load native agent library by full pathname
          -javaagent:<jarpath>[=<options>]
                        load Java programming language agent, see java.lang.instrument

          -splash:<imagepath>
                        show splash screen with specified image
      See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/documentation/index.html for m
      ore details.
      ACTUAL -
      C:\Windows\System32>java
      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.


      ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
      C:\Windows\System32>java
      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.


      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      The workaround for this issue is to uninstall all the previous installation of java software and then install java 8.

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              avshastr Avani Shastri (Inactive)
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              webbuggrp Webbug Group
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