> Does anyone know how to completely disable W2K SP4's internal
> Java VM without uninstalling or replacing it with Sun/Oracle JRE?
These are the instructions for getting rid of the ancient version of
Java that came with Windows 98. The proceedure for win-2k might be
similar. You can decide if you want to delete the various java folders,
files and registry keys.
And just FYI - installing a new(er) version of the JRE doesn't mean that
older versions will be disabled / removed. This was a big flaw in the
JRE update / patching situation a few years ago.
I don't know why you would want to simply disable the old version - vs
removing it completely. It's of absolutely no use at this point, and
it's probably a security vulnerability.
- Click Start, Run and enter this:
- RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection java.inf,UnInstall
You may (or will) see a message saying "If this component is
uninstalled, Microsoft Internet Explorer will not be able to
download files from the World Wide Web. Do you want to
uninstall the Microsoft VM?"
- Click Yes to confirm the uninstall, and restart your system
when it's complete.
- Delete the following folders if they are still present:
- Click Start, Run and enter regedit to start the Registry
Editor. Browse to the following keys, highlight and