Java Updates Endlessly 7u40

Is anyone else experiencing constant and daily requests to update java jre from version 7u25 to 7u40? If so, has anybody found a solution to stop the round and round? Even when u40 is installed it tells you it is out of date and tries to install it again...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I had no issue update to V40.

Go to the oracle site below

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html

Download the full install JRE7 V40 file.

Now uninstall Java from the computer, restart and install from the full download. That should work.

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bozo1701Author Commented:
Thanx for the reply. I have downloaded the jre, the jdk and the 'standard' version of java in all 5 flavours - they all do the same thing. Also, I have over 100 machines to update - can't do 'em all by hand. I need a deploy-able solution. The problem seems to be it is not recognizing that 7u40 is already installed.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
they all do the same thing

You uninstall Java, restart and install the new Java and (having done the foregoing), the Java install repeats endlessly?  That is strange.

I am looking at my machine and I only have one Java program (JRE 7 V40).

Make sure you are using the same bit strength. That is, it was 32-bit and you are updating 32-bit (not 64-bit).

How many Java entries are in Programs and Features?

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bozo1701Author Commented:
There are 5 entries in the Windows Update section. I use Solarwinds Patch Manager for 3rd party updates. There is a 64 bit msi and a 64 bit exe; there is a x86 for 64 msi; there is an upgrade for each also. One thing I am noticing is the entry in Programs and Features says JavaTM and the version is listed as 7.0.0. The update file is titled jre 7u40. Cheers
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You should for sure not install both 64-bit Java and 32-bit Java on the same machine. That is very likely (to me) why the updater is going in circles.

You can ignore Solar Winds I think, at least for the time being.

Uninstall all 4 other entries, settle on 32-bit Java because it works where 64-bit may not even on a 64-bit host machine (like I use).  After uninstalling, download the 32-bit JRE, restart and install it. This should work.

Let's get one machine running and then you can develop a strategy for the others.

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bozo1701Author Commented:
I also use PDQDeploy for sending out software updates, new programs etc. It has an 'alternate' 32 and 64 bit along with the 'regular' download. At least it installs properly; it also removes all other versions, all keys, uninstall 7u40 if it is there, reinstalls it from this msi, then turns off auto update. I have frequently had both 32 and 64 bit versions installed on my machine and to date at least I don't think it's caused the issue. Our regular desktops and laptops have been 32 bit for the most part. They all are going round and round. This package from PDQ looks like it might do the trick. I will have to wait till tomorrow to see if the auto update thing is better on my machine. Cheers
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