Hi and thanks in advance for any help.
I WAS using java jdk1.6.0_65 very successfully for about a year when my company decided to upgrade to windows 8 and I was required by them to totally uninstall java.
I have no time after work to study or take part in the Cattle drive so am forced to do it at work on my work laptop.
I have been going around and around for days, googling, trying to ask Java.com and Oracle.com for help - chat windows not opening - too many service requests. Customer tech support "does not handle java." Unbelievable.
I got from a post here on Beginning Java that I should use jdk1.7.0_71/72 on Windows 8
Installed that (72), altered the JAVA_HOME in environment variables, but when I compile a program, I still get that jli.dll is missing.
I don't want to just download it from some wonky site.
I install over and over. Same thing.
Unfortunately, I cannot disable the virus scanner as the laptop is connected to the work network and I have no access to whatever virus software we have - I don't even know what it is.
I guess I'll just try reinstalling it when not logged into the network - the file it's missing is JLI.DLL (all lower case - typed upper case here for clarity).
I don't want to try to download that from a non-Oracle source for fear it will contain some worm that infects the work network.
That would make sense that the anti-virus (whatever it is) is on the lookout for .dll files. Our security here at work keeps tightening exponentially, web sites blocked.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled so many times, I've lost count.
I would not try to download that DLL from some random website and try to install it manually. If you do that, you have no idea if you get the right version of the DLL, and you might get more weird errors.
Jacob Anawalt wrote:I've been using JDK 6, 7, and 8 on Windows 8 and 8.1 systems, no problems, just to put that thought to rest...
Cheers for that (+1); and kudos on taking on Windows 8. My first (and second and third) thoughts when I saw that monstrosity were: Get me out of here!
Luckily, I finally figured out how to get around the "MS-only" UEFI boot setup, and I'm happily running Mint now. I believe that Windows 8 has finally cured me of any urge to use Windows ever again, so thanks Microsoft.
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