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After seeing numerous posts and those who get the message still are able to properly update Oracle Java, here is what I think this is...

 

Upon the completion of the installation of Oracle Java version 7, it wants to load a URL verifying that Java is installed and works in the browser.  Thus I think this error is generated because the code does not properly query the system for what the default "HTML handler" is.  Thus it throws up that error message. 

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It looks like this might be a permissions issue where the registry and / or file permissions to write the entry for the default browser is being denied.

You should be able to use Microsoft Process Monitor to track it down.

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I have the same problem using vista and firefox and get browser launch error 1058 . It seems to work ok but I have a synology disk station and when I try to upload from my computer I get no connection error It seems there is a problem with java . The only way I get my diskstation to work is by using java 6 u15 . Quite a few people have this problem yet there is no mention of this on the java site.

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patorum:

 

I don't see how your problem is related to the one described in this thread. 

 

You say your problem is resolved using Oracle Java version 6 update 15.  That's an old and vulnerable version.  That last in the version 6 family is update 45 with the recommendation to use version 7.  It is a concern if "synology disk station" is connected to the Internet.

 

I don't know what a "synology disk station" that is that is being referred to  nor what Java Applet is being used.  The Java Applet must be put into question and find out why its authors can't get it to work on version 7.

 

In any case it seems there are missing pieces to this puzzle to best approach that problem but it doesn't relate to the thread's subject matter.

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sorry, I'm using java 7 u15 any update passed that produces the error 1058. The synology diskstation is a nas device which uses java so I can upload files  from my computer .  when I update to a later java update I can no longer upload. The message I get Is failed to upload which must be something to do with the launch browser error I get when I install a later version of java. It shows up in firefox ok with no problems. So I think It could be a bug in java progam relating to the browser.

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Has anyone found a solution to this problem?  I am also getting this error message on my laptop.  I am using internet explorer 9, Vista Home Premium service pak 2 32 bit.  I can not get some of the images from web pages that depend on JavaScript.

 

Wilburn

 

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Has anyone found a solution to this problem.  I am also having the same problem with my laptop.  I am user internet explorer 9, Vista Home Premium Service Pak 2, 32 bit.  I do not have this problem with my desktop Windows 7 64 bit computer.

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Has anyone found a solution to this problem?  I am also getting this error message on my laptop.  I am using internet explorer 9, Vista Home Premium service pak 2 32 bit.  I can not get some of the images from web pages that depend on JavaScript.

 

Wilburn

 

Hi and welcome, Wilburn:

 

Unfortunately, I'm not sure about this particular issue, but, as an "FYI", Java (and here) is not the same as Javascript. ;)

 

It might help if you could provide a screenshot of the error message you're seeing, using the "More Reply Options" to attach it to your next reply. :)

 

Best regards,

 

daledoc1

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Based upon the number of posts and the actual feedback...

 

This is a non-issue.  At most an annoying error message.  The receipt of this message does not indicate a problematic installation and the software installs.  Thus it is a "non fatal" error message that can safely be ignored.

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Add Opera to the list of browsers effected by this "bug", the trippy part is, I've been using Opera & updating Java for years & I've never seen this error before. I updated Java through the "Java Applet" located in my control panel.
My stats are as follows:

XPproSP3 (32Bit)
Opera v 12.15
Java   v 7. Update 40(Build: 1.7.0_40-B43)

MBAM (Pro) v1.75.0.1300 (Latest Defs)

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Xproject187 FYI, you will not be able to edit your posts (due to abuse) until you reach a post count of 100.... (having said that, do not attempt to spam the board in an effort to get a post count of 100 as that can also have its consequences)

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I got this moments ago while installing the java update on a 64bit Win7 platform,  What many posters seem to have missed is that you would also get this same error message before installing if you had clicked on the java link "For more information on the data we collect, click here,"  This of course would have also tried to open the default browser, so the error existed BEFORE the update installed. Logic would dictate therefore that the error was in the coding of the installer and not in the installation itself,  Some java genius  must have dotted his T's and crossed his eyes, so to speak, and put a typo in the command to open the default browser, which by the way was the latest version of Firefox in my case.  So far I see no fatal flaws in my machine's performance, but I will run a couple of scans in a moment to make sure I haven't caught something.  I thought I'd post this first in case it blows up during the scan. 

 

I don't really see this as anything other than a installer error -- yet.

 

RMP

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Just to update my previous posts, I can confirm that I'm still getting the GetDefaultBrowserError: 2 with the latest Java JRE 7 Update 45 (v. 1.7.0_45-b18) installer and that the Java verification test at http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp passes with my default Firefox v. 25.0.1 browser but continues to fail with my IE 9 browser.

Also, when I browse to the Java download page in my IE 9 browser at http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_ie.jsp, Java is not detected and the auto-detection recommends that I install Java 7 Update 45 even though all v. 7.0.450.18 Java plug-ins are enabled in IE 9 when I check at Tools | Manage Add-ons | Toolbars and Extensions.

When I try to run the Java applet at http://www.geforce.com/Drivers that auto-detects the best driver for my NVIDIA graphics card, the applet works fine with Firefox 25.0.1 but always fails with IE9 with the error message "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher" after I accept installation of the Active-X control in IE9.
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MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * Firefox 25.0.1 * IE 9.0 * Java JRE 7U45
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

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I have run into this error working on other's computers.  In short...

 

It is a NON-ISSUE.  The message "GetDefaultBrowserError: 2" is a non-fatal error that is nothing but a Pop-Up annoyance. 

It does not indicate a problem with the installation and Oracle Java works as expected subsequent to its being displayed.

 

 


When I try to run the Java applet at http://www.geforce.com/Drivers that auto-detects the best driver for my NVIDIA graphics card, the applet works fine with Firefox 25.0.1 but always fails with IE9 with the error message "Windows has blocked this software because it can't verify the publisher" after I accept installation of the Active-X control in IE9.

 

A totally unrelated problem.

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@ Imacri :

 

 i recently ran the auto-detect at the nvidia site on a new build machine (W7) , it too failed with IE9 , whereas the same site worked ok a month previous with IE9 .

the answer was the same : switch to FF 25.xx and no problems .

 

i look for IE9 problems/issues to start being "left in the dust" with the advent of the end of XP drawing nigh (how often does one get to use that word ?) .

elsewhere in these forums is a article link to the latest "patch tuesday" trappings ... there is mention of a security hole in XP what will not be addressed .

signs of the times ?

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