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Windows 7 Install problem: The installer will now try to quit a running instance of jEdit, when there is no running instance..
Submitted by JimParinisi on Tuesday, 4 July, 2017 - 23:04
I have been running jEdit 5.3 for about a 1.5 years with no significant problem. On 2017-07-03 I used it and it worked fine. On 2017-07-04, It would not start. jedit and javaw exe's were created, but jEdit window would not display. I uninstalled version 5.3 and tried to install version 5.4 and got this error:
The installer will now try to quit a running instance of jEdit.
Please save your work and exit jEdit for the installation to continue.
The installer hangs up at this point.
I did not have a running instance, but the installer thought that I had one. I am guessing that something went wrong with jEdit when I shutdown on the 3rd. Does anyone know how to tell windows 7 to get rid of this phantom instance of jEdit. I am using a backup version of jEdit 4.5.2 for the time being. So, I can continue with my work. I am guessing that this phantom instance also caused the jEdit 5.3 startup problem that I had before the uninstall.
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Window 7 Install Problem has been resolved.
by JimParinisi on Mon, 17/07/2017 - 13:53
This Windows 7 Install problem was resolved thanks to Stack Overflow advice from Ross Rogers and Mr. Vampire.
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