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How to install Java using Microsoft installer (MSI)

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 Server
  • Java version(s): 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

The information on this article describes an unsupported practice. Oracle Support Customers must use the installers provided by Oracle to receive support on installation issues.

MSI Installation

To install the Java using Microsoft installer (MSI), please follow steps below:
  • In the Windows Explorer menu, select Tools, followed by Folder Options....
  • Under the View tab, select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Click Apply to All Folders.
  • In your system's temporary application data folder, find the Sun\Java folder.
    For example:
    Windows XP or Windows 2000
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Sun\Java
    Windows Vista or Windows 7
    where username corresponds to the name used for login to Windows.
  • Inside the Java folder, find the folder that corresponds to the installed version of Java. For Java 6.0 Update 5, the folder is jre1.6.0_05. Open the folder.
  • Run the MSI file inside this folder to complete the installation.
  • You may wish to revert the setting that displays hidden files at this time.

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