Why is it that after downloading SP2 I get an error message stating that JAVA is not installed or not found?


I have played pogo games and others for years. I recently downloaded windows sp2. Now I get error messages when I want to play these games. The message says Jave either not installed or not found. I've made sure everything seems to be checked off correctly in the internet options tab. What else can I do. I have gone to several websites and have not been able to find an answer. Please help. Thank you.


This question was answered on November 8, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Ok, I am sending you tempary solution to your problem I recommend that you go to the Microsoft site and download the fix for SP2 I happen to know that SP2 has been giving a lot of problems


Warning this workaround may make your computer or your network more vulnerable to attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses We do not recommend this workaround but are providing this information so that you can implement this workaround at your own discretion Use this workaround at your own risk.

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To work around these issues, change the value of the FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN subkey to 0.

Note By default, the value of the FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN subkey is set to 1 in Windows XP SP2.

To do this, follow these steps:1 Quit all Windows-based programs

2 Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK

3 Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN

4 In the FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN subkey, follow these steps:a Click Iexplore.exe

b On the Edit menu, click Modify

c In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK

d Click Explore.exe

e On the Edit menu, click Modify

f In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK

5 To quit Registry Editor, click Exit on the File menu

6 Restart Windows.

Good Luck!

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 8, 2004