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Shobana Niranjan
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Hi all,
I had jdk 1.3 installed in my system. Some software needed jdk 1.4, but after installing jdk 1.4 the system still reports java version as jdk 1.3. Any suggestions/ work arounds?
 
Yosi Hendarsjah
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Hi Shobana,
Did you install the new version in a different folder than the old one? In this case, maybe there's some kind of setting that tells the software where to find the Java home directory/folder. You should change that to the new folder.
 
Shobana Niranjan
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Hi Hendarsjah,
I installed jdk 1.4 in a new folder and also changed the path environment variable to point to the new folder. When I run java -version on the command prompt it still shows 1.3
Thanks
Shobana
 
Daniel Searson
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Make sure the PATH variable does not include the old installation directory at all. You might also need to reboot your computer.
 
Shobana Niranjan
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Hi Daniel,
All traces of jdk 1.3 in path and classpath environment variables have been removed , but it still shows version 1.3. While uninstalling using the provided uninstaller, it has removed all directories except lib. Any suggestions?

Thanks ,
Shobana
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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