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Stephen Bloch
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I'm not a total beginner at the Java language -- indeed, I've been teaching it to college students for years. But this seems to me like a beginner question.
I'm trying to install j2sdk, downloaded yesterday from Sun, on a Windows NT box. For various unrelated reasons, I had already deleted my old Java installation before downloading the latest version (1.4.2_02). But apparently I didn't delete it adequately, because the j2sdk installer says
"The existing J2SE v1.4.2 installation is corrupted. Please uninstall J2SE v1.4.2 and restart this installer."
What do I need to do to convince the installer that there IS NO existing installation?
 
Joe Ess
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I take it you just deleted the JDK directory? Try running the uninstaller in the control panel/ add-remove programs menu (I think it's there. I haven't used NT in years). It will probably complain a lot, but it might do the job.. If that doesn't work there's probably a registry setting or 10 that need to be deleted.
 
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