Had a bad uninstall of Java and now when trying to reinstall 7u10 I end up with the following dialogue:
"This software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it?"
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed." /end
Repeat, ad nauseum. No Java access from the control panel, natch. No joy using safe mode with networking. Same thing happens with an off line installation file. There is probably very little I actually need Java for, but LibreOffice is probably one of them. Frustrating.