TWS' missing javaw.exe link

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by tortoise, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. tortoise


    Another day. Another hiccup with IB's crazy, buggy TWS.

    The latest Interactive Brokers offering triggers a "missing javaw.exe" link every time I try to launch it.

    Anyone know of a solution?


    Apparently, TWS doesn't look for javaw.exe in the SysWOW64 folder of 64-bit Windows 7, so you need to account for that yourself.

    Why their programmers have overlooked this is another question ...
  2. I got that too when I tried it on my new computer. It's nuts.
  3. Are you saying this just cropped up today, Sunday 04/10?

    I use the browser-based version ... would logging in using "Previous" allow one to avoid this problem?
  4. rwk


    My installation runs javaw.exe from System32, but I notice that javaw.exe exists in SysWOW64 as well. Is there some reason you're trying to run it from the latter. SysWOW64 contains 32-bit software. Some people think that's confusing, though I can't imagine why.
  5. Ah, muat be exclusive to W7 ... 916.5 loads fine in XP.
  6. Canoe007