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#1 TMacK

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:24 PM

Are all XP users now removing the old version(v 5.0 update 6) of Sun Java and downloading the version 5.0 update 7? What is the significance of this update?
I do not have the Java applet showing in my control panel...don't know why,seems that I should,so cannot go to the Java control panel to check for updates.
I ended up with some nasties on my computer a while back because I was running an older version of Java...mind you I was using IE then! Posted Image
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:46 PM

Well, I am not sure what your question is.

Java is updated from time to time, mainly to close holes in it's security. If a person has Java on their computer they would do well to keep it updated. Not just updated, but also it is IMPORTANT to delete any old versions that might be residing on the computer, as old versions, by definition, are vulnerable.

For the sake of anyone who is unaware:

Updating Java:

  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
  • Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment.... )
    It might have this icon next to it: Posted Image
    Select it and click Remove.
  • Download and install the newest version from HERE.


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Posted 14 July 2006 - 06:25 PM

Go here -

http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

and click the Posted Image button.

And see what happens.
This is what I got-

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Edited by medab1, 14 July 2006 - 06:30 PM.


#4 TMacK

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 01:22 AM

Thanx Albert Frankenstein & medab1
Task complete! Download took almost an hour (*#!% dialup!).
AF,I was aware of the procedure to update Java,but how do I know when there is an update?The only reason I knew about this was from reading about it in the BC forum. I really do learn alot here at BC! Posted Image
One more question...I had to enable Java by going to tools/options/content in order to verify the installation,
as it was recommended(by the Firefox Gurus) that I disable it if I really wanted to tighten up my security and just enable it when I actually need it. Sound Good?
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:00 AM

how do I know when there is an update?

In the Java Control Panel, Click the Update tab.
Put a check next to Check for Updates Automatically.
Use the Advanced button there, to set how often it should look for updates.
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#6 TMacK

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 02:31 PM

tg1911,thats kind of where I'm confused...

I do not have the Java applet showing in my control panel...don't know why,seems that I should,so cannot go to the Java control panel to check for updates


And believe me,I've looked for the Java control panel,but is non-existant on my computer!! Strange?
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 02:35 PM

Did you ever download Java from Sun Microsystems?
It does not come with Windows.

If you did, there will be a listing/icon in your control panel.

If not, download Java here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 06:05 PM

Hi Enthusiast
Yes,I downloaded it from Sun Microsystems,that was the link provided in the first two answers. The only listing for Java in my control panel is in the Add/Remove Programs.I can click on suport info,but no where is there an "update" or "Check for updates automatically" option or tab.
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 06:19 PM

See the picture-

http://i1.tinypic.com/2010u39.jpg

If you have TweakUI you can check there for the Java icon in Control Panel.
See picture-

http://i2.tinypic.com/2010z29.jpg

Edited by medab1, 15 July 2006 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2006 - 06:37 PM

TMacK,

For me, it's not listed as a primary Control Panel option, but I can get to it by selecting Other Control Panel Options on the left.

Posted Image

Click that, and in the window that opens you should see the Java icon.
Click it to open the Java Control Panel.

Another option would be to open IE.
Click Tools, and select Sun Java Console.
That will open the Java Console.
Look in the Taskbar, by the clock, and you will see the Java icon.
Right click the icon, and select Open Control Panel.
(This option will only work if the option is selected in Java Control Panel / Advanced tab / Miscellaneous / Place Java icon in system tray)
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#11 TMacK

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 10:43 PM

tg1911,
Thanx for stickin with me on this.When I go to Other Control Panel Options,my only choices are Norton and Program Updates. There are three programs listed under Program Updates,Sonic Update manager,Jasc Paint Shop & Corel Photo Album. If I go to IE/Tools/Sunjava Console I get a User Home Directory with listings such as c:clear,g:garbage collect,h:display help message etc.Have tried to upload this to Tinypic.com for you to see,but guess I'm not saving it in the proper format as can't get it to work.
medab1,
Ditto & Thanx for the images,but I don't have TweakUI,I did read up on it tho,interesting little programs.Wonder if it would make a file show up that does not seem to exist.BTW,did reboot after the update,altho the Java control Panel wasen't there before I did the update.The Java Control Panel is just not there,nada,non-existent.

Sorry for taking up so much of your time...I'm really at a loss.
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 10:53 PM

Change the view in the control panel to "Icons" and see if the Java icon appears.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:18 PM

Enthusiast,
Have Icons displayed in my Control Panel.It is set at "Selective Text on Right" and "Large Icons".
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:59 PM

If I go to IE/Tools/Sunjava Console I get a User Home Directory with listings such as c:clear,g:garbage collect,h:display help message etc.

When this shows, does a Java icon display in the Taskbar?
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Posted 16 July 2006 - 05:05 AM

Howdy,

Apparently I am in the same situation as TMack. I removed the old versions of Java and installed the new version. I then verified the installation. I checked in all programs and Java is not listed.

I restarted my computer and a Java icon showed in my task bar. A couple of minutes ago I disconnected from the Internet and I just now logged back on. The Java icon has disappeared from my task bar.Posted Image

Any ideas as to what I may have done wrong ?


Thanks for your time.

Dennis :thumbsup:

Edited by Dennis H, 16 July 2006 - 06:07 AM.





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