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Trouble Installing Safai for Windows

Posted on 2012-12-22
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Hi,
I am trying to upgrade my Safari for Windows (Vista Home Premium) to the latest version 5.

I am getting an install error right after I verify the folder destination:
"The folder path 'JRE 1.6"' contains an invalid character"

I tried uninstalling my older Safari version (3.2.3) first - but I still get the same error.

any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
hefterr
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Try changing the path?
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by:jsdray
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Looks to me like you need to re-install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
Try this and then reinstall your Safari...

http://download.cnet.com/Java-Runtime-Environment-JRE/3000-2378_4-10009607.html
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@CEHJ,
I did change the path - but no luck.
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Yes - can you uninstall Java first?
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by:hefterr
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Well, I'm not sure of the exact sequence of events you all are requesting.  But I did install a recent verison of Java as jsdray had suggested.

When I run : http://javatester.org/version.html

I get that I am running "Java Version 1.7.0_10 from Oracle Corporation".  But for some reason the Safari for Windows Install gets hung up on ""The folder path 'JRE 1.6"' contains an invalid character"?  Can you have 2 versions installed?

I am very confused!

hefterr
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Can you have 2 versions installed?
Yes. This is why i asked you if you could uninstall 1.6 first. Try to do it now
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@CEHJ
 This is why i asked you if you could uninstall 1.6 first.

Could you explain how to do this?  I am not a Java person.

Thanks,
hefterr
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Could you explain how to do this?  I am not a Java person.
Uninstalling Java should  be no different from any other program
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by:hefterr
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@CEHJ
IT WORKED!!!!  I had 3 versions of JRE:
version.6 upd 35
version 6 upd 37
version 7 upd 10

I uninstalled the 2 version 6 occurrences and the Safari for Windows installed without a hitch.

Thanks again and have a happy holiday!

hefterr
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Thanks for your help!
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:)
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