Error updating Eclipse IDE to latest build

I am running Eclipse IDE on several machines, physical and virtual. During the past years I have not have any issue when updating to the most recent version.

Today I got an error message, when I tried to upgrade from IDE 09/2021 to IDE 06/2022 on a virtual machine running Windows 11.

I had started eclipse.exe as administrator, but apparently the updater is not able to remove the old binary and replace with a new one.

I could not find any solution but I found a workaround.

  • Run eclipse
  • Rename eclipse exe to eclipse.old
  • Run updates
  • Updates executed successfully

Et voila.