janiebee, here's a link to the latest Sun JRE:
Is Sun the Java you're trying to install?
I have the latest Sun JRE (Version 6 Update 2) installed on
both XP Pro and Vista HP and it works fine with both.
I recommend against installing MS JVM as support for it ends
at the end of 2007:
I had java installed but now it says it is not. I have tried several times
to reinstall. Please tell me how to get java. I have a vista compaq
presario. I am new to computers so please use small words. Thanks.