Techy People, any ideas?

United States
April 19, 2016 5:07am CST
I am a bit aggravated at the moment. It happened all of a sudden and I didn't do anything different, well other then update java. A couple of programs on my computer, designed to launch games, won't work. I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, clearing the registry on CCleaner, Restarting the computer, troubleshooting the compatibility. They won't open. They load for the barest of seconds and that's it. Any other suggestions?
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@JolietJake (50032)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Are they Win 10 compatible?
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• United States
19 Apr 16
THey should be. I think the problem must be java. I updated to Java 8 just a little while ago, and before I updated, the program worked. After? Now it doesn't. Other big problem : I can't just go back to Java 7 because I updated to Java 8 as the launcher / program told me it needed 8 to work.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
I'm so sorry couldn't help you on this one. I'm such a dumb dumb when it comes to computer. I'm using mac and it's the only computer i'm comfortable using. I'm not even sure i'm using all its functions
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• United States
19 Apr 16
I am really bad with computers myself. I used to be better at them. I use windows, havent' used a Mac since I was in school.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Me too, I used to be better at them. But then they became smarter than me.
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• United States
19 Apr 16
@toniganzon You blink and technology has progressed ten times I swear! It doesn't even wait every ten years, but every year there's something so much different!
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@Marcyaz (35747)
• United States
19 Apr 16
You might need to delete them and then reinstall them to make them work.
• United States
19 Apr 16
I said I had already done that up above. Coffee?
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@Marcyaz (35747)
• United States
20 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Well you could try it again.
@gudheart (12754)
19 Apr 16
Oh no :( No idea I am afraid. Maybe the Java update is to blame?
• United States
19 Apr 16
I am 99 percent sure that it is to blame. Technology!
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
19 Apr 16
The problem may be due to a conflict with the java update, especially if the games are older ones. Try running system restore to an earlier date than when the java was updated. If this corrects the issue then it was a java conflict, but either way you will know for certain whether to rule that out.
• United States
19 Apr 16
I did a bit of researching on my own. I am not sure WHAT I did this morning but I was able to open the programs temporary. I had to close them as I was trying another java (the java online apparently? I didn't know it existed but it's an official thing from oracle) and now I can't get it to open back up. I hope I don't have to do a system restore, those haven't always worked out in my favor.
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• Midland, Michigan
19 Apr 16
You used windows 10 as a tag, yet didn't mention it in this post. Did you recently update to windows 10, or have you had it for a while? I'm not updating to that os as yet, because I'll need an installation disk that I don't have for one main program that I use. Do you not have any computer person you can ask about your computer? Since you're in the US, there may be someone at your local mall that would be able to help you out if no one here has suggestions that work.
@PatZAnthony (12372)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
19 Apr 16
Do you have any type of blockers that would interfere with these?