Java 2753 regutils.dll error

Java 6.0_update32 JRE -- "error 2753 regutils.dll".

Sun/Oracle's 'troubleshooting' is worthless. Nobody else's was any help, either, though. JavaRa gave it a good try.

So, fire up procmon, include "msiexec.exe" and see what pops up....

Java 2753 Registry Error msiexec

Simple enough. The installer thinks there's another conflicting existing installation:

Java 2753 Registry Error key

Delete the registry key (and subkeys):


Easy enough.

So, why can't Sun/Oracle release a utility to clean up all traces of Java? Laziness, pure and simple. This has been a pain for admins for years. Fix your installer.