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Cleaning up PC, have questions about Java updates


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#1 tobyo

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:43 PM

Hello. I've been doing some clean-up on my hubby's laptop, removing old software that's no longer needed and I saw several old Java updates that are quite large and wondered if I should remove them. Here are the files and sizes:

Java6 Update 3, 2/26/08, 133mb
Java6 Update 5, 4/2/08, 136mb
Java6 Update 29, 6/16/09, 94.5mb
Java SE Runtime Environment 6, 12/17/06, 114mb

I didn't want to delete them in case they are needed, just seems strange to have all these very old updates taking up space on his machine. so, before I delete and regret, thought I'd post something here for the experts. it's also strange that there are no recent updates so am wondering about that too. I seem to recall that when Java is not updated you might be more prone to unwanted junk (viruses, spyware, etc). so, how do I determine if he's got the most recent version of Java?

thanks so much!! (and if this is in the wrong forum, please move. I wasn't sure where to post this question)

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:47 PM

Yes delete and reboot and install JRE 7

Here's the instructions for 7
Important Note: Your version of Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 7 and save it to your desktop.
  • Look for "Java Platform, Standard Edition".
  • Click the "Download JRE" button to the right.
  • Read the License Agreement, and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • From the list, select your OS and Platform (32-bit or 64-bit).
  • If a download for an Offline Installation is available, it is recommended to choose that and save the file to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Posted Image > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7 and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button and follow the onscreen instructions for the Java uninstaller.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-7u2-windows-i586.exe (or jre-7u2-windows-x64.exe for 64-bit) to install the newest version.
  • If using Windows 7 or Vista and the installer refuses to launch due to insufficient user permissions, then Run As Administrator.
  • When the Java Setup - Welcome window opens, click the Install > button.
  • If offered to install a Toolbar, just uncheck the box before continuing unless you want it.
  • The McAfee Security Scan Plus tool is installed by default unless you uncheck the McAfee installation box when updating Java.
Note: The Java Quick Starter (JQS.exe) adds a service to improve the initial startup time of Java applets and applications but it's not necessary.
To disable the JQS service if you don't want to use it:
  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter.
  • Click Ok and reboot your computer.


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Edited by boopme, 21 December 2011 - 12:48 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:59 PM

wow, such a quick reply! thanks so much!!!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:43 AM

Hi there. finally getting to this and need help please. I am not sure which version of Java to download. I have a 32 bit operating system running Vista. thanks so much.

also, while I'm here. how do I see if the RAM is expandable? this one's got only 1 gb so was thinking we could boost that.

thanks!!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

also, here is the list of Javas to download. I got a little dizzy looking at it. :crazy:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk-7u2-download-1377129.html

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre-7u2-download-1377135.html

Windows x86 Offline 19.35 MB jre-7u2-windows-i586.exe
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