[Solved] JRE conflict

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[Solved] JRE conflict

Postby Xelebes » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:35 am

So LibreOffice is installed correctly insofar I can pleasingly use Writer and Calc to joys end. My problem now is trying to use Base. It says I need a java environment or something. So I went to the Oracle website and installed the latest JRE. After I install it, I try loading up Base and. . . itès saying that there is an incorrect version of Java. I wish I could be more specific but Base wasn't getting anymore specific about the issue. Anyone had this before?

So things I have already tried:

A) tried updating JRE to the newest version. Does nothing as I already had the latest version.
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Re: JRE conflict

Postby robleyd » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:03 am

You need a 32 bit version of Java if your Windows is a 64 bit version.
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Re: JRE conflict

Postby RoryOF » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:56 am

Having downloaded and installed a 32 bit Java (it will have 586 in its filename), you must then select it in OO, under /Tools /Options /OpenOffice : Java. Thereafter all should be well.
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Re: JRE conflict

Postby Villeroy » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:59 am

menu:Help>About... shows if you are running a 32 or 64-bit version of LibreOffice for Windows. OpenOffice for Windows is always 32-bit software.

When you click through the Oracle Java page, they always install the latest version of the "best" matching Java variant.
https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp is the page where you can download any variant you need.

Under menu:Tools>Options>Advanced... you may find various Java installations. Nothing wrong with that. The ones residing in C:\Program Files (x86)\ are 32-bit programs on a 64-bit system. Anything else resides in to C:\Program Files\
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Re: [Solved] JRE conflict

Postby Xelebes » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:37 am

Thanks guys. I did miss something obvious. :)
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