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Old January 13th, 2007
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Question Limewire Java install problem

I can't install Limewire.
It arrives at the part where it says "loading java.....", then after a long time, comes up with "couldn't install java. try for a more up to date version"
So I did that and got three versions, 3,8 and 10.

Limewire then said "java already installed" and gave me an OK button. But it still won't launch. So I uninstalled everything and started again.

I did this half a dozen times... forwards, backwards, inside out and straight ahead. No way works. Limewire and java will not settle down together on my pc.

What's the problem?


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Old January 14th, 2007
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Uninstall LW and all Java versions on your system. Reboot and then download the JRE offline installer of the newest Java version from here:
Install it and reboot again, then reinstall LW.
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Default Limewire Java install problem

Thank you, Fool. It worked and I am now on.

How did you figure it out ??

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My Limewire had started throwing this Java error.

LimeWire version 4.18.8
Java version 1.6.0_10 from Sun Microsystems Inc.
Windows XP v. 5.1 on x86
Free/total memory: 64825976/133234688

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com.limegroup.gnutella.settings.LimeProps
at com.limegroup.gnutella.bugs.LocalClientInfo.<init> (
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.LocalClientInfoFactoryI mpl.createLocalClientInfo(LocalClientInfoFactoryIm
at com.limegroup.gnutella.bugs.FatalBugManager.handle FatalBug(
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(GUILoade
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Nativ e Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknow n Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Un known Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(
Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
at java.util.Properties$LineReader.readLine(Unknown Source)
at java.util.Properties.load0(Unknown Source)
at java.util.Properties.load(Unknown Source)
at org.limewire.setting.SettingsFactory.reload(Settin
at org.limewire.setting.SettingsFactory.<init>(Settin
at org.limewire.setting.BasicSettingsGroup.<init>(Bas
at com.limegroup.gnutella.settings.LimeWireSettings.< init>(
at com.limegroup.gnutella.settings.LimeProps.<init>(L
at com.limegroup.gnutella.settings.LimeProps.<clinit> (
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Initializer.validateSta rtup(
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Initializer.initialize(
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(GUILoade
... 5 more


And the error doesn't go.
I have uninstalled everything.
Downloaded Java and Limewire again a zillion times.

I have also done what foolofthehill said to do.




please help.

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Does the error still show even when LW is uninstalled? Is the error popping up randomly all the time?

How are you uninstalling LW - are you using Add/Remove Programs (can cause problems that way!) or are you using LW's uninstaller (Start > All Programs > LW > Uninstall)??
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Try these tips: Can't install limewire - HELP Make sure you uninstall LW using the Start menu -> All Programs -> LW -> Uninstall. Run those utilities mentioned. Then install Java, then LW again. You're using Windows XP so ignore the advice about VISTA.

I would also recommend you delete your LW preferences folder before you reinstall LW: instructions here: Point #2 & 3 in Fixes for Limewire (sample image included at bottom of page.)

As Birdy asked, might be complications if you didn't uninstall LW properly, hopefully the registry cleaners will clean it up.
If still installation problems with LimeWire, then try steps 5 & 6 in my link to the Fixes for LW.
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IT WORKS!! Thank you so much! You cannot imagine my joy.
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