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Windows XP (preping for the end)#2

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#1 Verrette


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

Related to my post in Windows XP Forum "Windows XP (preping for the end)"

Computer Info:

Microsoft Windows XP

Media Center Edition

Version 2002

SP3, 64X2 Dual

Hewlett-Packard Co.


Alrighty, doing some research... and I relize Jave is a microsoft supported plugin. Obviosly I am running XP (with no plans to swich to linus or alt) so, now my question is What is a Java alternative? Or, do I need it at all? If I remove it completely without an alternative will firefox still run smoothly??

Thanks! -Stacey

(my computer info:Microsoft Windows XP - Media Center Edition Version 2002 - SP3, 64X2 Dual - Hewlett-Packard Co.)

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:46 PM

Your OS, browsers & software will continue to run fine without JAVA. Have a read here... http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/03/ask-lh-what-is-java-is-it-insecure-and-do-i-need-it/


or Google up "Do I Need Java" for lots of articles.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 12:38 AM

Very few users really needs Java to be installed, you'll be notified if so. Example are Open Office (or used to be).


There are certain driver sites that requires Java, such as Intel & NVIDIA update, however they provide the temporary copy needed & is deleted after the update (or checking for). Few, if any OEM's bundles Java with their computers now due to the security risk.



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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