JSI Tip 8106. Internet Explorer on Windows XP hangs, or quits, when browsing a site that uses JAVA or the MSJVM (Microsoft Java Virtual Machine)?

You may experience the subject behavior if you have multiple Java installations, as in if both MSJVM and Sun Microsystems Java are installed.

To remove MSJVM on Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Media Center Edition:

1. Start / Run / RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection java.inf,UnInstall / OK.

2. When prompted, press Yes to uninstall.

3. Restart Windows XP.

4. Copy / Paste the following into Notepad and save it as RemMSJVM.bat:

@echo off
RD /S /Q %SystemRoot%\JAVA
del /q %systemroot%\inf\java.pnf
del /q %systemroot%\system32\jview.exe
del /q %systemroot%\system32\wjview.exe
 @echo REGEDIT4
 @echo \[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Java VM\]
 @echo \[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\JAVA_VM\]
) >"%TEMP%\RemMSJVM.reg"
regedit /s "%TEMP%\RemMSJVM.reg"
del /q "%TEMP%\RemMSJVM.reg"
5. Double-click the RemMSJVM.bat file.

NOTE: Sun Microsystems Java is available at http://java.sun.com/getjava/index.html

NOTE: See tip 6350 ยป Windows XP and JAVA.

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