I have successfully installed JAVA on both the 32 bit version and 64 bit version, I didn't get an error with either.. it was the online installs that I did... there may be a file within Windows 7 that has become corrupt.. that would be the only thing I could think of right off hand that would be causing that error..
I second that which radenight has stated i have successfully installed java on both the 32 bit beta and 64 bit beta versions of windows 7 with no problems. I would recommend going and redownloading java cause it sounds like one of its cab files has become corrupt. It is not a java error it is one windows gives out when it is told to do some like open a file and cant.
i am sorry but , let me get this clear.. did you mean java jre or java vm? the first installed normally with me but the second is not compatible at all ... on emore thing. is it really needed to install the vm ? thanks in advanced