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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8186664

JRE reinstall attempt uninstall the exisiting installation without warning

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      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      C:\Users\JohnsonH>java -version
      java version "1.8.0_141"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_141-b15)
      Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.141-b15, mixed mode)

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Windows 6.3.9600

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      OOTB configuration

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      I launched and installed 1.8.0_141 and uninstalled the previous .131 version. Then I launched the .exe again to see something on the splash page (the option to change directory, just to see if it was there).. I then cancelled it right from that very first page, and the entire JAVA folder deleted.

      I did this 3 times just to see the behavior and it behaved the same every time



      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      launch the .exe version of the install and run to completion. then relaunch the .exe and click cancel

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      I was expecting the install to simply cancel and close the window.. not delete the whole folder containing my java install.
      ACTUAL -
      folder was deleted

      ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
      none - didn't realize until my product wouldn't work

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      re-install

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              • Assignee:
                billyh William Harnois
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                webbuggrp Webbug Group
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