An antispyware or other security program may be "protecting" Internet
First try making the "Default Java" change from Safe Mode.
Start Vista in Safe Mode
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Then look through security programs for a setting like "Protect against
changes made by spyware"
These *and other* programs can block changes to IE settings:
Spybot (Advanced Mode) Tools> IE Tweaks
Norton AV 2006 (Web Browsing > Spyware protection)
McAfee AV or Antispyware
Zone Alarm- free and pro.
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A firewall or other security program may be preventing websites from
accessing Java on your computer. Try disabling any firewall or security
suite to see if that's the problem.
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Next, I would uninstall Java then re-download and reinstall the latest
It may be helpful to disable antivirus/antispyware programs during the
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
<michael wexin> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> I am running Sun Java (version 6 build 7) with Windows Vista SP1 and
Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000
> For some reason, I cannot (from within the Control Panel / Java / Advanced
/ Default Java for Browsers)add Microsoft Inetrnet Explorer. When I try to
choose it and then click APPLY or OKAY, I get the following error:
> "Unable to change browser setting. Please check if you have sufficient
permission to change system settings".
> Here is a link to the actual screen capture of this:
> Although my IE tells me that I have JRE running (under IE / Tools /
Internet Options / Advanced), I cannot bring up the Java console, nor can I
get a verification that my JAVA is actually running.
> When I go to the two following sites:
> I am told that my JAVA is not installed.
> When I check my IE / Tools / Manage Add-ons, I see that my Sun Java
Console (ssv.dll) and SSVHelper (ssv.dll) are Enabled.
> I am the only user on this machine, and can't imagine what is blocking my
access to correctly have this run.
> Any suggestions are much appreciated!