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Is something wrong with Java or is it my computer?

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#1 bigbrown411


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:34 PM

My computer told me that I needed to update Java, so I did this. When I did this, it told me that I already have the newest version of Java installed. However, when I went to the java page to see which version of Java I had installed on my computer, it said that Java was unavailable and I had to either install it or turn it on. So I go search how to turn Java on using my Safari browser, but I find out Java IS turned on. Very confused. Is there a problem with Java, or is my computer screwed up. I haven't had any issues related to Java before, so I just naturally assumed everything was OK.


2 other questions:


1) What exactly IS Java? 
2) Is there any harm with downloading youtube videos with an outdated version of Java?

Edited by bigbrown411, 25 January 2014 - 06:53 PM.

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#2 TsVk!


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

 java is a browser application, it provides interactivity with a small amount of sites. It does not download Youtube videos.


edit: just double checked this error... not unheard of with Safari. I'm not an Apple guy so I'm going to butt out now.


edit edit: some sites could provide a java based application to download youtube vids though, possible I guess, theoretically.


PS: search "java not installed but appears on in safari" gives loads of hits on your error

Edited by TsVk!, 26 January 2014 - 05:09 PM.

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