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Java Runtime Environment

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#1 txishome


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:51 AM

Looking at "Add or Remove Programs" I see there are FIVE J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 (then each with a different update number.) listed. There is also "JAVA ™ 6 update (whatever all different) and there are also FIVE of them. Each of these "programs" is way over 100 MB. Can I get rid of any of them? Are they all necessary? What do they do?

I'm trying to clean up my computer and this somehow seems redundant.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:46 AM

Download Java Software - http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

I would remove all that you currently reflect...then install from the link above. Newer versions normally supercede prior versions because of enhanced security provisions, IMO.


#3 Wongy


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

Install the latest version and uninstall all the previous versions, they are standalone and do not need the previous version to run :thumbsup:.

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