Java 7u51 / Windows 8.1 / IE11 combination doesn't work

Xerxes Rånby xerxes at
Fri Jan 17 05:44:22 PST 2014

2014-01-16 18:42, Mickey Segal skrev:> It seems that one of the new security features in Java 7 update 51 is messing up the Java / Internet Explorer 11 / Windows 8.1 combination, but other combinations OK.
> During installation of Java 7u51, a security dialog pops up: “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to your computer? Java SE Runtime environment 7 Update 51”.  Agreeing to this is of course needed to install Java.  However, after installation, the same dialog pops up.  Until you agree to the dialog, Java runs fine (e.g., using  Once you agree to the dialog, Java doesn’t work.
> I don’t see any settings that can fix that problem.  It doesn’t make a difference whether Internet Options | Security | “Enable protected mode” is checked during or after installation.
> The problem depends on having each of these 3 components:
> ·         Windows 8.1
> ·         Internet Explorer
> ·         Java 7u51
> Swapping out any */one/* of these components fixes the problem.  For example, all is fine if instead you use Windows 7.  All is fine if instead you use Firefox or Chrome.  All is fine if instead you use Java 8 build 111.
> Does anyone have a workaround for this?
> Bugs that involve 3 components are often difficult to get fixed because each programming group blames the others.  Does anyone have suggestions as the best way to navigate the process of getting this fixed?

OpenJDK do not contain any of the code used by the closed-source java plugin to diplay the problematic popups.
The openJDK community is unable to help you unless Oracle decide to opensource its deployment code and plugin.

I suggest you to file a bug in the Oracle bugtracker.


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