Installing or Updating Java SE Yields "Error 1603: Java Update did not complete"

(Doc ID 2052052.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 to 8
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) - OS Version: 7

Symptoms

 The "Error 1603: Java Update did not complete" article on OTN describes the issue in full.  Essentially, upgrades or installs of Java SE 8 fail and display the "Error 1603" message.

Cause

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