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Do I Really Need All Those Java Updates?


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#1 fuddamukka333665

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:52 PM

Almost all of the Java updates on my computer are over 100 MB in size. I have, like, 5 updates. Do I really need all of them? I don't think I do because one of them is called J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 7 and the rest are all Environment 6. I'm just making sure whether or not all of these are necessary before I go uninstalling things.

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:00 PM

No, you can delete all but the latest.

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#3 jgweed

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 08:12 AM

With JRE, the "updates" are new releases of the entire application. You can safely delete all prior versions once you have installed the latest.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 04:06 AM

It sure pays to use the "Search Topic" feature on this forum. I was about to post the exact same question, glad I didn't. Thanks for the answer!
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 11:11 AM

Thanks, everyone. I registered just to let you know I found this with a Google search for "Do I really need all these Java updates?"

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:56 AM

I wish the Java application would just update overtop your current version rather than install a completely new copy. It's just too much extra work removing the old applications.

Not to go off on a tangent, but I tried to run an online scan with Trendmicro Housecall. When I visited the site, it asked me to install a Java Housecall Kernal. When I do that, it wants to install an OLD version of Java. Version 5, Update 3 even though I have the latest....what's going on here? I use Vista Home Premium and Java Version 6, Update 4.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:44 AM

Hehe, search sure pays off! I had the exact same question! Thanks ;)




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