Java 8 Update 101 MSI Extraction - I don't get a Welcome screen. Java just installs

This has been happening for the last few Java 8 updates.  When I run the setup executable, it creates the ..\LocalLow\Oracle\Java folder, but it becomes a race against time because the installer is running and the folder will be removed when it completes.  I don't like this. I'm guessing there is a setting somewhere that's causing the installation to run silently.  I've deleted the 64-bit and 32-bit JavaSoft keys under HKLM.  I've removed every Sun and Oracle folder I can find under %AppData%, but the installation keeps running silently.  What else might it be.

 With Update 101, I decided to just deploy using the .EXE, but that's creating its own set of issues. 

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Posted by: Xeric 4 years ago
Senior White Belt

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I ran into this issue recently while I was testing a Java install script. I finally found a file that had the install silent parameter in it which was causing this to happen. Not sure if yours is the same thing, but worth a look. Location: c:\programdata\oracle\java\java.settings

  • Aha! I deleted the %programdata%\oracle\java folder and it behaved just like it is supposed to. No more scrambling trying to get the .MSI before it disappears while hoping it's all there when I copy it. - jt65 4 years ago
    • Awesome, glad that resolved the issue. I know it drove me nuts when I was trying to figure it out. - Xeric 4 years ago
  • yo, thanks man! This was making me CRAZY as I didn't understand why the hell all java installation we're running in silent mode! I was strolling the net for hours until I saw your comment! THANKS! - expremo 4 years ago
    • Np, glad to help! Took me a little while of searching through files to find it. Doesn't seem to be documented anywhere that I could find. - Xeric 4 years ago
      • That's the thing! It's crazy that it isn't documented anywhere.. not even a slight mention of any sort in the official java documentation.. thanks again! - expremo 4 years ago
Posted by: Pressanykey 4 years ago
Red Belt
normally it should nt be a problem... but if you are really having issue, and you are running on win7 or higher, the full MSI is "cached" in the local installer directory. It's hidden by default, and gets a random name. You should be able to tell bý the modified / creation date which one you are looking for, if not you hover over the files with the mouse until you get to see the one you are looking for..



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