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JAVA "Previous Version" security warning

Posted on 2010-11-08
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I work for a small public company that relies on many network applications that require different versions of Java. Many of these apps launch a Java virtual machine which excludes them from this problem but one specific app, the most heavily used app, uses the local java installation to load the program. Recently, we added an app that requires Java 6 update 20. Since this was installed we now get a security warning each time we load any of the Java 5 apps that reads "This program requires an earlier version of Java". Each time the user loads a new window within the program they see this error again. Usually each person that uses this program will run into this warning between 15-50 times before they are done using the program. I have since registry fixes for this error that worked for previous versions of Java that generated the same warning but have not yet found one that works when Java 6 update 20 is installed. Can anyone provide a solution.
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Might be wrong here, but I think that the latest version of Java now uninstalls any previous versions found due to pressure from the customer base.
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That's not necessarily true. It will roll up previous intallations but standalone installers will still install separate instances for those who run apps that require legacy versions of Java. In our case we are still using 5 update 11 as well as 4 other versions up to and including 6 update 20.
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The solution was to go into the Java control panel and on the advanced tab uncheck the box labeled: 'Enable the next-generation Java Plug-in (requires browser restart)'. As long as you have the proper baseline version installed, in my case 5 update 26, the warning will not appear each time you switch page views.
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I found the solution myself. I hope it helps someone else.
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