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December 26, 2011 5:42 PM Subscribe
Help me get java going on my dad's computer
posted by geegollygosh to technology (8 answers total)
My dad needs to use a program through a federal website to download data for a new job he has. Problem is, the website requires a java plugin and it's not working on his computer. He's tried multiple times to install the plugin and it's still complaining when he tries to load the site.
We need to know a) how to check if java is properly installed, b) how to check if java is running, c) any ideas for things to try to get java in order to get access into this site.
He has windows vista and the newest version of internet explorer. Oh, and he also has dial-up internet, which makes this whole process of installing and reinstalling excruciatingly slow. Help?