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This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP
  • Browser(s): Internet Explorer
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 7u25

Why doesn't Java work in Internet Explorer after I just installed Java?

In some instances, after installing Java 7 Update 25 (7u25) using Internet Explorer, Java apps do not function. You may see a message from IE stating The page you are viewing uses Java. More information on Java support is available from the Microsoft website.


Dialog stating the page being viewed uses Java
Workaround
Reinstall Java version 7u25 offline version.
  1. Go to the Windows offline page
  2. On the download page, click Agree and Start Free Java Download
  3. If you've already installed the version, you will see a message, This software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it?
    Click Yes and reinstall 7u25.

    Dialog stating the software has already been installed

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