Java 2753 regutils.dll errorΒΆ

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

Java 2753 Registry Error msiexec

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

Java 2753 Registry Error key

Java 2753 Registry Error key

Delete the registry key (and subkeys):

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\4EA42A62D9304AC4784BF238120632FF

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.