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Java SE 6 and 7 Install Erroneously Fails with msiexec Usage Displayed in Windows Installer Popup (Doc ID 2210694.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 to 7 [Release 6 to 7]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Symptoms

Installation of Java SE 6 or 7 on Windows platforms fails with the following Windows Installer popup showing the msiexec usage: 




Changes

Affects versions:

 

Note: For JRE 7, this issue affects only the standard .exe installers (e.g. jre-7u99-windows-i586.exe) and does not affect the JRE MSI Enterprise Installers (e.g. jre-7u99-windows-i586.msi).

Cause

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