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bob szypula
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i am trying to delete a version of JDK from my laptop but i keep getting the message 'internal error 2753 RegUtils' any ideas
how i can get around this problem?

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Koen Bruyndonckx
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Hello,
Are you trying to "uninstall" it or just doing a delete on the file system.
Since a JDK doesn't really install much you can just delete it on the file system.
Hope this helps
 
bob szypula
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thanks koen -

i was able to delete the file easy enuf but when i went into control panel to uninstall i still rec'd the same error msg - do you know if
it will cause a problem if i just leave it there and download a whole new updated java jdk/jre??
 
Koen Bruyndonckx
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No problemo
Installing a fresh JDK will make that the active one.
Greetings
 
bob szypula
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thanks again - i will give it a shot today
 
Campbell Ritchie
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And welcome to the Ranch

You can inactivate an old JDK by taking it out of your PATH.
 
mike ryan
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Hi,

I would suggest actually using the windows uninstall in the control center and not just deleting the folder.I did the same thing and had lots of problems after that.
When you just delete the folder you still have things hanging out in the registry from the old version and that can cause problems with installing and
using the newer version!
I hope everything worked OK for you but just my lil piece of advice;)

Mike
 
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Well indeed, the Windows uninstall is always better
But from the first post i got the impression that this was not functioning anymore.
My proposal was meant for "when everything else fails"
 
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