I have a JRE installation question. I need to install a java application at a site that already has a JRE version earlier than mine installed. They need this older JRE version to remain the current version (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\CurrentVersion) for other software already installed. My application does not need its version of the JRE to be the current version. Ok, here's the questions. How do I install my newer version of the JRE without overwriting the current version registry setting? Is this possible without having to write my own installer?
My application does not need its version of the JRE to be the current version
If your app doesn't require a newer JRE then why are you trying to install one?
Blake Minghelli<br />SCWCD<br /> <br />"I'd put a quote here but I'm a non-conformist"
Joined: Feb 27, 2004
My application requires the newer version of the plugin but it ignores the CurrentVersion setting because the OBJECT tag in the HTML used to launch the applet is using static versioning. Therefore if the plugin version is not the same as the version specified in the codebase of the OBJECT tag (even if a more recent version is installed) then the user will be prompted to load the specified version. Unfortunately loading a newer version automatically updates the CurrentVersion registry setting.