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Question: java runtime uninstall help

i have updated java to the latest update . while trying to remove java runtime 6 in safe mode i got this error message The windows installer could not be accessed,this can occur if you arerunning windows in safe mode or if the windows installer is not correctly installed,contact your support for assistance,i am just thinking do i need java 6 and the update as well and am i making a mistake trying to uninstall it?also whats the sttory on the error message as i dont seem to have problems with the installer,is there any way i can check the installer,any ideas please thanks again

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Answer: java runtime uninstall help

Try removing java via Add/Remove programmes, then reinstall Java. The answer to the error message is in the message itself, windows installer may not work in safe mode?

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I recently uninstalled an older version of Java because I updated to the new 1.4.2_06 version, I tried running a program that requires to have the newwest java and it told me that I need to update to the newwest one, so I knew there was a problem...when I go to add/remove programs...if I try to uninstall it I get the same error that I get when I try to reinstall it...Windows Installer cannot be accessed...I went through all the windows forums and know that my installer is running fine and that this is a java issue...if anybody has a solution on how to uinstall this program so I can reinstall it properly please get back to me

Answer:Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2_06 Uninstall

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A month or so a go I downloaded a programme (I think it was an mp3 programme) and it required Java Runtime Environment in order to work. So I downloaded that. I also seem to have Java Web Start as well.

About the same time I started to have a lot of problems with the Internet, and posted on the Web and Email forum. What happened was I could connect to the Internet but could not open any sites or my email. (Host not found and Server error messages). This was an intermitent thing and did not always happen.

A couple of days ago I could not access a certain site at all. It would start to load, then freeze and eventually crash. In desperation I just left it for a while and when I came back I found the site had loaded. It took 5 minutes. Then I noticed a strange icon in the systray. It was Java Console. I opened this and it contained a list of things which didn't mean a lot to me, for example: c:clear console window and f: finalize objects on finalization queue and many more. The icon is still in the systray, there is no exit facility. Even if I close the box, the icon is still in the systray.

I am now having many more crashes than I ever had before, more in the last few weeks than in the last year.

I can't help thinking these programmes have something to do with my current problems. I have done everything to make sure my computer is clean, defrag, spider, scandisk, antivirus, reinstalled modem, checked with ISP tech support, checked internet settings and there is no... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Java Web Start and Java Runtime Environment

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I tried to install Yawcam and it called for Java.

Tried to install Java and the install hung.

Checked some threads and came back and tried a standalone install.

The standalone didn't seem very standalone, still seemed web based to me, but anyway...

The Install quickly informed me that the install was unsuccessful - like almost immediately, before even trying, like it had read that info from some log the previous install had left.

I tried to Uninstall. Doesn't show on Windows list of installed progs.

Tried Java Uninstall service or prog or whatever they call it

It wouldn't run because it apparently needs Java to run.

So here I am. Win7 with no Java on it. And Win7 I can't begin to try to put Java on it because of the Java on it.

Any ideas what I could do?

The machine is 64bit, i3, Asrock motherboard.

Answer:Cannot Install Java Cannot Uninstall Java. Win7

Where did you get JAVA from?
Get it here.

Java Downloads for All Operating Systems

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I couldn't readily find under
start > programs

java > install


Please advise. Thanks in advance

Answer:Uninstall java & install latest java

Hi and welcome to TSG
Go to control panel
Add and remove programs
Next uninstall all versions

Then click this link for the latest version

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Question: Java Runtime

Get the attached message every so often over the past 2 weeks. Machine is running Vista. I've got the latest version of Java installed. Appreciate any help in solving this problem.

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Question: Java Runtime

On my add and remove programs I have the following Java entries you can see they take up loads of space.Is it okay to uninstall the 5.0 updates now I seem to have version 6 on there or are these completely different entities and my computer will curl up and die if I remove them.I am running Windows XP Home with automatic updates and Internet Explorer 7.

Answer:Java Runtime

You may delete all but the latest version of JRE.

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Question: Java Runtime

I just updated my Java Runtime and was looking through various settings and notice the TIF section. It says Java uses these for quick execution later.

They take up 41MBs, which is no problem as I have lots of room, but my question are these necessary and do they act like TIFs in IE and keep track of your comings and goings on the internet.

Not overly parinoid about this but just wondering what other people do with them..

There is an option to not store them at all but don't know how that would effect java applications.

Answer:Java Runtime

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Question: Java Runtime 6.0

Hi there,
First what a fantastic site. I have already gained so much from reading other peoples posts. Unfortuately I have not found an answer to my problem.

I try to install PS3server and it asks for java runtime to be installed. It then tries to install Java and I get the following error;

'This installation package could not be opened. Verify the package exists and that you can access it or contact the application vendor to that this is a valid windows installer package'.

I have been to the Java website and downloded various versions of Java and each time I try to install I get the same error. I have tried to install from the website and I have downloaded to my computer and installed from it. Always the same error.

Any suggestions please?


Answer:Java Runtime 6.0

Have you tried to use the Sun Downloadmanager? Or another Browser? Or try to download the JRE from a 3rd party download site.

Download Sun Java JRE 6 Update 17 - This runtime environment allows end-users to run Java applications - Softpedia

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Question: Java 2 Runtime

I have a program listed in Program manager window labeled:

Java 2 Runtime Environment, SEv1.4.2_05

Is this a legit program or is this something that should be deleted?

Answer:Java 2 Runtime

Hi mgbgtgrimm,

Yes, it's a legit one. Some web applications may use it, the like of Pogo games.

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Has anyone else had a problem installing the Java Runtime onto XP Pro SP 2? For some reason it just won't install. It says it is but no matter how long I let it sit, it just won't install. Anyone know what I can try doing?

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Does anyone know if downloading Java 2 Runtime Environment v1.3.1 will conflict with microsoft VM?

Thanks in advance to all replies,

Answer:Java 2 Runtime v1.3.1

No, you can have both installed.

Anyway, you can configure which one you want to use in Tools (IE), Internet Options, Advanced tab, and scroll about half way down.

I have both Java and Micro$$oft Virtual Machine checked and have no problems.

You can also configure the Java applet in Control Panel.

BTW, you should get the latest Java Runtime Enviroment which is 1.4.2.

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Question: java 2 runtime

I have 3 versions of Java runtime in "ADD REMOVE" 1 is 22 meg the other 2 are 107 meg, can I safely remove the 2 older versions leaving the latest (SEv.1.4.2_03)?

Answer:java 2 runtime

there's something very wrong with your figures there Dave , the Java runtimes are under two MegaBytes. I would check it again

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Question: Java runtime

Win98SE/384 mb/Netscape 7.1....having trouble viewing certain pages...javascript Chosen shows up at bottom of screen, but page does not I need to install Java....and where would I get it from.....

Answer:Java runtime

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Sun has released the new version of the Java Runtime Environment along with release notes for developers

The public release points out the following changes

1. Improved Quality (Bugfixes)
2. Improved Performance (New Garbage Collector, System Configuration Adaption)
3. Easier debug facilities for developers (Java Console)
4. Improved look and feel (More Windows XP like )
5. Ease-of-development (Generics/Templates, printf, properties)
6. Improved XML support.

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I have a Windows XP computer that started having Java problems. We tried to uninstall it and install a new one but can't do either one.

The computer currently has both Java and on it.

Whenever I try to uninstall 16 it says 'The feature you are trying to install is on a Network Resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again or enter an alternative path to a folder containing the installation package jre1.6.0_13-c.msi'

Whenever I try to uninstall 18 it says the same but says jre1.6.0_17-s.msi can't be found.

I've searched the computer for these files and they are nowhere.

So I tried to install a new version without getting rid of the old and neither Java's online or offline installers will work. They give me several different errors. Once it said Error 1714. 'The older version of Java 6 Update 16 cannot be removed.' and once it even gave me the exact same error from above, once it said bin\awt.dll could not be found and it always adds in Error 1722 'There is a problem with this Windows Installer Package. A program run as part of the set up did not finish as expected'

I tried deleting Java manually and then reinstalling and that didn't help either so I just moved everything back the way it was.

Searching google found a bunch of people saying to use the Windows Installer Cleanup to remove the old Java but that program is no longer offered by Microsoft. Does anybody have any other suggestions?

Answer:Can't Uninstall Java or Install New Java

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I have been getting the regutils.dll error when installing the latest version of Java. I've tried installing the old versions but I also got the regutils.dll error. I then tried Revo Uninstaller but that also didn't work. I've read on some forums that Windows Installer Cleanup utility can be used but I am not sure if it is the best tool. It has been removed from the Microsoft website so I am not sure if it is safe to use.

The Java versions left on my computer are version 13 and version 24.

Answer:Can't uninstall Java. Can't remove Java

I recommend downloading JavaRa from here

It's an automatic Java uninstaller. Extract the zip file and run the executable. Check the corresponding boxes and it should get rid of Java for you.

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I have downloaded thw latest version of Java runtime enviornment J2SE RE 5.0 Update 5. Can I remove the earlier version J2SE RE 5.0 Update 4 or should I leave it installed for the time being? J.B.

Answer:Java runtime enviornment Help

i always unistall the present version could delete update 5, then the earlier version, then redownload upate5

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Oracle has released an Update 60 to the Java Runtime Environment 7.

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..version is available for download at FileHippo:click here

Answer:Java Runtime Environment..

Good morning Stuartli and thank you. downloaded and installed.

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A program I'm installing requires that I install Java Runtime Environment... I don't know much about Java programs and wanted to know if this is the one that represents a security risk?

Answer:Java RunTime Environment....

The Microsoft version was a big security risk. Most people have Java on there systems as it is required for many sites and also many programs that you may run. Just use the sun version. It's listed in here: How to Protect yourself from malware!

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I play a game Called FM2007 which uses Java. I also occasionaly visit a site from my home town called Lossiefowk which also uses Java. When I visit this site I get a little Java icon in my task bar which disappears when I exit. This afternoon I visited Lossiefowk for the first time in months. This evening I went to play my game and as soon as I inserted the DVD Rom the Java Runtime starts loading and then the installation manager box appears as if I am going to make a new installation. I close this and then click on my game shortcut to load my game. This happens every time I insert the disc which is irritating as the game is already installed on my PC. I need to insert the disc or my game won't load. I went to the Lossiefowk site again and right clicked the icon to see if I could figure out how to stop this happening but couldn't see anything obvious.

I know it is something to do with my hometown site as the same thing happened once before only it never clicked for me why at the time. At around the same time it happened before, SI Games came out with a new patch for FM2007 and I decided at the time to do a clean uninstall/reinstall and start a new game with the new patch. The Java Runtime / Installation Manager problem disappeared of course when I reinstalled the game.

The game has been working perfectly since until today when I visited the Lossiefowk site. I realised immediately that the last time this happened was the last time I visited my hometown site and rea... Read more

Answer:Problem With Java Runtime

Hi bluesjunior.Out of curiosity, what version of Java are you running. It is important to keep this up to date and the latest version is 6 Update 1. You can download the latest version here: Go to your add/remove programs and remove older versions, and install the latest one.Let us know how you get on.Cheers

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At present I have two versions of this program se1.4.2-03 and 1.4.2-06. My question is if I update to version 1_5_0_0 do I install the new version then delete the two older versions or delete the older versions first then install the new one. J.B.

Answer:Java runtime enviornment

I uninstalled the olders then installed the latsest.

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Do i need this on my computer? what is it for? thanks.

Answer:java 2 runtime environment

It allows you to run java apps. Microsoft did used to do their own RE but it was sh|te and i think sun got a bit pi55ed about it which upset microsoft so they now (or afaik) don't ship any jave RE with windows.

So yeah you want it if you want to be able to run applications written in java then you want it

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ok got a new pc the other day(see sig) and it already had js2 runtime thingy and something else but when i went to play yahoo pool in the lobby and all the text is very faint and hard to read, websites are fine and everything else, just seems to be when i go on to something with java? worked fine on my old pc
any ideas

Answer:new pc/ java runtime prob

Go to the Control panel and slect add remove programs. Remove the Java program and go here to download a new version and reinstall it. Should fix you up.

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Hi. JAVA graphics don't work. They just spin.

Also periodically when I load a MS application (Word, Excel) I get a message to wait while Windows configures MS Access 2000 SR-1 Runtime. Then I get a message indicating that this resource cannot be found and that I can cancel or try to new path. Application works when I cancel, but it's annoying.


Answer:JAVA and Microsoft Runtime

Read post #5 here:

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At present I have Java runtime enviornment version 1.2.4_03, version 1.2.4_06, and Java RE 5.0 update 4 installed on my system. Is it possible to uninstall the two earlier versions and just run version 5.0 update 4 or should I keep all three installed? Any help would be appreciated. J.B.

Answer:Java runtime enviornment Help

I was running out of HD space,and noticed the Java Updates were 2x100Mbs+ so removed the previous updates leaving just 4(I think it was)I haven't encountered any troubles yet.

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This program keeps wanting to install update. I did a search & found their website but I can't tell what it is for. I got into trouble a month ago applying a download that I thought was from Microsoft but it wasn't so I am really leary about downloads now. This is on a new XP Pro SP2 PC that is attached to a Windows 2000 Server. Any help would be appreciated!!!!

Answer:Solved: What does Java 2 Runtime Env. do?

Java is a programming language (javascript is loosely based on it) that allows software to run across various OS platforms; run web applications inside a browser - like online games, stores etc.
The Java preference/settings panel is located in the Control Panel. You can turn off the auto update check there - but you should update to make sure that new versions with bug fixes and security updates are installed.

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Since installing Java I have noticed that in the 'Add or Remove Programs' I have 3 updates for J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 - update 9, 10 & 11, each being approx. 145MB. I also have the latest Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1 and this is 159MB. These updates total 595MB. Are all these updates necessary and do I really need them? I read this thread, with has the same question click here and noticed that his file sizes are significantly smaller than mine.

Answer:Java Runtime Updates

You only need Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1 - it's 134MB in my case.

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Question: java runtime error

My boos gets a java run time error when he goes to the aol website to check his e mail, what could thie be from and what can i do to fix it, he swears its the network and all this (common with people who dont know how a network works) please let me know asap before he takes drastic mesures and causes me alot of grief and repair

Thanks Erick

Answer:java runtime error

What browser is he using?

If it is IE, then check the security settings in Internet Tools. They should be at medium or lower.

Go over to Microsoft and download and install the java virtual machine.

Note, in 2000 it is integrated into the OS. All you can do with it, is to try installing service pack 2 and the hotfix.

Alternatively, you can try the Sun Java plugin.

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Hi guys,

I often find games that requires java 2 runtimes library.
I went to Sun's site and found so many downloadable there.
Which one should I download ?
What's the minimal system requirement?
My comp is P1 166 MMX with Win95
Thank you

Answer:Java 2 runtime library

You can find it here at Sun... unfortunately, the minimum it will run on is Windows 98. Sorry I can't help.

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Just been on a site - using Firefox - that required this as a plugin. I didn't install it as these things, or whatever exploited them, were the cause of my last two big crashes.Anybody advise me on topics related to this?Thanx to all,etc.

Answer:Java Runtime Environment

Test Java click here

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click here.

Answer:sun java runtime update 10 available

Thanks for that.One quick question. I now have three versions on my PC; should I uninstall the two earlier versions?

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I am having troubles installing java it keeps saying java runtime error. I was hoping you could help me

Answer:Java runtime error please help recommends using microsoft fix it tool then recommends using an offline version to run and install this helps.::mike

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I am trying to install OpenOffice, but am stuck on the Java setup. The program could not autodetect any Java environment. What is a "Java Runtime Environment", and how do I locate it, if it exists on my machine? My PC is running Windows98.Andy

Answer:Java runtime environment

click here and download it.

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I have a new icon on my deskstop saying hs_err_pid1320. I cannot go online at all. Does anyone know how I can fix this error? Please help. I cannot run a scan since I cna't go online. Writing on son's laptop. Again any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:java runtime environment

Hi Elan, download the links below and save them to usb or cd...

[1] Uninstall java completely [run the javara uninstaller program]

[2] Install and run ccleaner [make sure to run both cleaner options]

[3] Restart your computer and reinstall java.

That should sort it.

Ccleaner -
Java -
[java uninstaller]


Edit: oh and im not sure what you mean by "I cannot run a scan since I can't go online." ..... as any "scans" should be done offline?

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Hi All

I want to know that what's the final and last version of Java SE Runtime Environment for Vista SP1 32bit please ?

And send me a download link if u know it ?!!!

Answer:Java SE Runtime Environment

Version 6 update 7 build 1.6.0_07-b06 Java + You

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ne1 got a working link or filename to it?

i cant seem to download it since sun's website is b0rked

links doesnt work for me

*EDIT: nm.. after an hour.. sheesh.. finally found filename to offline installation

Answer:Sun Java runtime modules

Having had to download 4 different files to build j2sdk-1.4.2, I feel your pain. A permanent and unpleasant curse on whoever at sun is responsible for the part of their license that makes it illegal to automatize fetching all the required files (for a BSD build from source).

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Question: Java Runtime error

Hey all I reformated my older computer (windows xp pro) an when i went to install java runtime it would not install and it says that this .jar file exists or something and it cannot install therefore quits install yet still shows up as installed in and remove programs but is not installed. How do I install it and fix this problem?

P.S. Java runtime worked just fine before I reformated my computer

Answer:Java Runtime error

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..FileHippo:click here

Answer:Java Runtime Environment available from..

Thanks for that - I picked it up a few days ago.One thing I noticed with Java updates is that they leave the old versions lying around. If one goes into Add/Remove Programs they are visible and the old ones can be safely removed (at least I've not had any problems).

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I've uninstalled JRE from my PC and have had no problems with any site so far, including YouTube, Google and G-Mail. Open Office also works OK. Running Win 8 and IE 10 browser.
I'm just wondering if it's needed at all. Possibly a game or two might require it but I'm not a gamer. I can also log in to my bank account and make transactions.
Are there sites that won't work without Java?

Answer:Java Runtime Environment

rdave13 - I have Windows 7 64bit and I don't have anything installed relating to JAVA and everything works for me. Interesting article in this LINK from Leo's Answers enter link description here
If there is a program that requires it, it will ask for it and can easily be installed. But I haven't come across any problems.

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I have noticed i have two Java runtime environment 's in my add remove panel

Java runtime environment SE v 1.4.2_03

Java runtime environment 6 update 1

Are these the same program's can i delete one ?


Answer:Solved: Java runtime

You can go ahead and uninstall v 1.4.2_03. It always a good idea to uninstall the old version(s) of Java before installing the new.

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I think I have a very strange problem. I cannot download java. I am using Windows Vista premium. When I click to download java, the download starts after I give it permission, little box shows up in the bottom right hand corner-- says its starting but doesn't.
I have no problem with any other downloads.

Answer:java runtime environment

From which site are you downloading? If not already, try the original:

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How come the download for SunJava Runtime Environment doesn't work at I've been told I need to update to a newer version than the Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_06 I'm currently using with this WinXP Home Edition SP2 system

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I cannot install the JRE. When I try on-line all I get is a flash on the screen and that's it. When I downloaded the offline installer the exe. file would not open. I'm running Win ME on a Compaq Presario with 384 megs ram. Help.

Answer:Java Runtime Environment

The last available update for 98/ME is 1.5.06 I think. The newer versions are not compatible with older OS's.

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I have downloaded Java Runtime Environment 8 update, but when I try to install it I get an error message saying "The procedure entry point RegDeleteKeyExW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll".
Does anyone know what the heck this means, and can it be resolved.
I am running Windows XP Home. Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:Java Runtime update

Before you worry too much about this problem have you actually tried removing JRE completely and see if you actually need it?
Very few people find they need it at all and I haven't had it installed on either of my computers for about two years with no problems whatsoever.

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HiCan someone inform me what 'Java Runtime Environment' is or does? Is it important to have?Regards

Answer:Java Runtime Environment - What is this?

Hi, yes, it is important to have. Several programs need Java in order to run properly. I expect you have had the Jana applet pop up on your screen - it is safe, and needed.Cheers.

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Hi,When I look in 'View Objects' in Internet Options I have six Java Runtime Environment entries. One entry is 1.4.2 and the other five are 1.5.0 All say 'Installed' and total size 'None', all have the same creation date (10/11/05) and time. Can I safely delete these six entries?Cheers, Chris.

Answer:Java Runtime question

Forgot to say I'm on XP Home sp2Chris.

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Question: runtime java error

runtime jave error cannot be loaded what is going on please help

Answer:runtime java error

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Question: Java iView Runtime

Hi all

Can someone please help me with the following problem, I'm trying to access the website but for some reason I keep getting this message:

Java iView Runtime
+ Copyright 2002 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
An exception occured while processing your request.
If this situation persists, please contact your system administrator. "

My OS: windows 10
Java installed: jdk1.8.0_74 ; jre1.8.0_77 ; glassfish4

note:everything is up to date and I have tried this on multiple browsers.

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Hi there, Looking through my Add/remove Programs, i seem to have accumulated several versions of Java 2 Runtime Environment.These are:Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_01Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_05Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_06There are further Java references:J2SE Development Kit 5.0J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0I use Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2003 and understand that at least the J2SE Kits will need to stay.Is it safe to say that I could remove the outdated duplicate versions of the Java 2 Runtime Environment:Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_01Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_05,and keep the latest versionJava 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_06.Im nit-picking about these really.Theyre about 100MB each so i figure i could delete at least some unrequired space.Regards.

Answer:Java Runtime Environments - VB.NET

Delete them all and then click here for the latest Java

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While running a website I get a popup that says
" This webpage wants to run the following add-on: 'Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 77' From 'Oracle America, Inc.'. What's the risk? "
I have clicked on "What's the risk" and read the Microsoft explanation but it does not help me very much. Can anyone explain what this Java app is and if it is safe to run. I have Java installed on my computer so I don't understand why I am getting this pop up??
Thank you,

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any advice?
I have both J2SE runtime environment 5.0 update7 and Java ™ 6 update2 on my computer. That's a lot of Mb's for occasional use and I could do with the memory! Online I tend to stream video and music from the BBC, uTube, and various short film, video and music sites (google, student films, D&BArena, etc...), but don't download music, etc online. How do these applications work? Do they do the same thing or work in different ways? Can I remove one of them without losing visual capability when viewing online?

Answer:Java Runtime Environments

Questions about java ought to start here:

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When I try to run an online slide show I get this error:
"Sorry, your browser doesn't support Java"
When I try to view a panning picture (of the inside of a hotel for example) I get a :
"A Runtime error has occurred.
Do you wish to Debug?

Line 55
Error: Object doesn't support this property or method"

Any ideas how to fix?
Thanks Will

Answer:IE6 Java, Runtime errors

Found my answer here, sorry:

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i see sun java has a new update out [1] . should we download and install it over what we have or uninstall the old one first ?

Answer:java runtime update.

With Java you should always uninstall the old version first, reboot and install the new one.

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Hi, I'm a newbie and new here.

I have Windows XP, use Internet Explorer and Firefox as my browsers.

I detected on my Program List 2 (two) Java Runtime Environment programs:

1) J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2

2) Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_03

My question is: Do I need them BOTH?

If not, which one needs to be deleted?

Thank you so much for your help.

Answer:Java Runtime Environment

No, you don't need both of them. Uninstall the older one (1.4.2_03). Even better, uninstall both, and install the latest version, update 4. You can download it here:

I recommend the offline install.

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Question: Java runtime error

Every time I try to open up minecraft or any other java program I get a Java Environment error, for minecraft it says it requires java runtime environment 1.5 but I have java and have re-installed it many times. I believe this problem has something to do with the path variable but I am not sure... I have tried system restore but the date furthest back doesn't fix it, and it won't go back further. Does anyone know how to fix it? Oh yeah, I have windows seven.

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I have had my laptop since 2002 and I'm running out of HHD space with all the windows updates, security programmes, etc, etc, etc, that keep piling in. Because of this I am looking for programmes to get rid of and Java, as a large sized program cropped up. I am a regular internet user and tends to be finding out info apart from the occasional foray on YouTube, BBC i-player and certain music sites. I don't watch films or play games online and only occasionally purchase items online. Can I do without Java runtime environments?

Answer:Java runtime environments

Yes. You can live without Java like I do.

Java was a big internet buzz back in 90's. Many websites were designed using java in those days. Since then other technologies have become more popular like Adobe Flash, MS Silverlight. There are some Windows based applications written in Java but they are rare to find.

If you visit a website which requires Java, it will tell you so. Similarly, if you install or try to run an app which requires Java it will tell you to install JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on first run. So you can live without installing Java until the point of time you encounter some site or program that requires Java.

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Critical Security Update Release Notes Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts
Download Link: Java SE Runtime Environment 6u20
Please check add/remove programs to ensure that you have uninstalled all prior (and vulnerable) versions of SunJava. Note: UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

Answer:Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6

Just noticed I was still running 6u16; I need to pay more attention to updating Java regularly. Thanks will update now.

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Hi recently java runtime Version 6 update 22 has stopped working. Whenever I try to run something like minecraft crashes once you hit the main menu. On a website like it will crash before getting results. I've have the latest version, tried re-installing trust me Im pretty good at troubleshooting problems but really cant get past this one.

Im Running Windows 7 64 Bit.

Answer:Java Runtime Not Working

Not sure what's causing it but we can try to uninstall it and all other versions, as well as all traces of it then start over.

So you can download JavaRa and ask it to remove any older versions of Java. Then you can use IObit Uninstaller and set it for Advanced Uninstall (should be set by default). Look for the latest Java and uninstall it as well, then use the Powerscan feature to remove all traces. Then you can go ahead and download the latest version and see if it works.

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I looked at the add/delete files under my control panel, and saw the following 3 programs listed, each about 143MB:

J2SE runtime 5 update 2
J2SE runtime 5 update 4
J2SE runtime 5 update 6

Can I safely remove update 2 and 4 without screwing anything up? Thanks for your help.

Answer:Java runtime and windows XP

You can but, you dont have the latest version of Java. The latest version is Java Runtime Environment Update 7.

You can safely remove update 2,4 and 6. Only remove 6 after you install 7 from here:

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hi i recently joined a site called click here.which requires a java plug in runtime version 2..however i have a problem dosent seem to download running win xp and my computer is relativley .new..any ideas how i can sort this out..when i have the plug in installed it dosent give me all of he required graphics within the site..its annoying have i got a problem with my computer?

Answer:java runtime plug in

click here Did you try this site for your download?

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OK this is weird, and I have no idea whatsoever on solving it.
Whenever I reach a page that requires Java, say ThinkFree's Power Edit feature (I almost never use it, but just an example), the famous "Plug-in Required to Display All Contents on This Page" yellow bar on the top pops up and says that I need to install Java Runtime Plug-in. So I click on that, go through the installer and it says that automatic installation failed. I click manual install, and go through the Java "drill". It says I have the the "recommended" version and do not need to install.
The pages that require Java still don't work. What is going on?

Answer:Java Runtime Plugin

What pluggins and addons do you have for Firefox?

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Is there good reasons to run, or not to run "Java Runtime Environment".

Sorry, I'm running the latest version of FireFox.

Answer:Java Runtime Enivronment

I have not had java installed for about 2yrs and I haven't missed a beat. Java is one of the most exploited pieces of software out there, and I see no reason to run it. Worst case, you stumble across a website that needs it and then you'll have to choose whether or not you want to install it.

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Some time ago I installed the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) which
adds a plug-in to IE. I must have had a good reason for installing
it at the time, I just can't remember what it was!

Since it loaded shortly after IE it became a nuisance, so I removed the
check mark from Tools > Internet Options > Advanced. I haven't thought
about it much until now.

Is is worth uninstalling the old version of JRE and installing the new?
(1.4.2 is the latest version.) In other words, does Windows run any
better with JRE installed? As far as I can tell, it just adds another
uneeded process to an already bloated and sluggish browser.


Answer:IE & Java Runtime Environment

It all depends. There are certain pages and applications that you can see only if you are using java. If you don't feel neglected by not being able to view them, then NO you don't need java. However, if you want to get the most out of your browsing experience you probably will want to use it.
If you decide to use it, uninstall what ever you have now in Control Panel -Add/Remove - java- and go here:

and download J2SE v. l.4.2_06 JRE

Download it to your desktop and click to install.

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ok i recently instaled j2se java runtime environemt, after i found out its a huge resource hog and is realling eating me up, i have gone to add remove programs and reomved it but i am still really slow, is there anything else i can do or is this thing unremovable?

Answer:java runtime environment

I'm not exactly sure what it is you installed, perhaps some developer's program -- but if you have Windows XP and you think you are suffering some after effects of the installation -- do a System Restore.

Start > Run: msconfig > launch system restore

and select a calendar date prior to the installation.

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I am trying to free up some disc space.This one takes up more than any other program in the Add/Remove programs list but I don't even know what it is!!!Do I need it and what is it please?

Answer:What is Java 2 Runtime Environment please

click here - a lot of websites use Java and they may not run properly if you remove it.

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Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to have a much richer experience online than simply interacting with static HTML pages.

Java Plug-in technology, included as part of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), establishes a connection between popular browsers and the Java platform. Java allows applications to be downloaded over a network and run within a guarded sandbox. Security restrictions are easily imposed on the sandbox. Many cross platform applications also require Java to operate properly.

Download page: Java Runtime Environment 8 | Freeware
Download page: Java Runtime Environment 7
Release Notes: >> Click Here <<
View: Java Website

Answer:Java Runtime Environment 8

As it is suggested that the old version 7 of Java be uninstalled prior to switching to version 8, there is a nice utility, JavaRa, that can be run after using the normal Java uninstall utility to confirm that all traces of the old version are gone:

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Firstly, I need to notify you that I did not run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, because when I downloaded it, Internet Explorer said: FRST64.exe is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer.

Now onto the reason as to why I am starting this thread.

A strange window opened on my computer, notifying me that Flash Player needed an update. I immediately knew this was an attempt to fool me and I closed the window and searched on here for a solution. I followed the steps listed on

I then restarted my computer after the following steps and I got another webpage opening, this time it wasn't about Flash Player, but about Java Runtime and I've uploaded a screenshot. I ran all the steps listed on and it still came so I need help on resolving this.

Thank you.

Answer:Java Runtime May Be Updated

Just received another page opening on my browser. I've attached the screenshot

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I reformatted like 6 months ago and am pretty sure I never had anythings called "Java" on my computer before that (that was the first and only reformat I have done this far and this drive). However, I visited a website a few months ago and it said I had to download this thing called Java to view it. So I did, and now I have a Java icon in my Control Panel and these two entries in my add or remove programs window:

J2SE Runtime Enviroment 5.0 Update 4


J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6

I think they may have caused me to get a few viruses, but I am not sure as they have of course been deleted for some time.

So, to my question: What is this Java nonsense and can I get rid of it??

Answer:Java Runtime Environment??

JAVA is a very usefull peice of software, without it you canot view most web sites that require it, and you may have a virus from downloading it depending on where you downloaded it from.

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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.Thanks!

Answer:Java Runtime Environment

Download Java Software - 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.Louis

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I have never had any problems with my Java until I downloaded the newest version (7) the other day. Now, when I go on and try to play most of the games I receive the following message:

The Java Runtime Environment cannot be loaded from

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Java several times and that has not helped, and I have even gone to a few websites, including, and followed some vague instructions that were supposed to solve the problem - all to no avail. Pogo is quite literally my lifeline to the outside world (yes, I know how that sounds,) since I am disabled and unable to leave my house without a lot of hassle. I am not a computer genius, but if someone knows how to fix this problem and can give me some clear instructions I would really appreciate it a lot. Of course, that is provided that it is a problem that can be fixed and not something that has gone wrong with my computer!! :cry I have a Toshiba laptop that is only about one year old. I use Windows 7 for my OS, and while I prefer Firefox or Chrome, I can also use IE, Safari, or Opera. I hope there is an answer to my problem, and hope to hear from someone soon!! :clap:clap


Answer:Java Runtime Environment

It looks as though you have JavaFX installed - refer to
Is there any reason that you have this installed rather than the regular Java Runtime Environment?
If not, I'd uninstall anything Java related, then download the JRE installer available from

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I have a Lenovo T430 Thinkpad.  I have Java (7u67) installed.  The applet will run through the browser (firefox), but JRE won't run through the command line.  I have a program that uses Java, but that program won't run because JRE won't run.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck.  I'm running Windows 7 enterprise.  Any help would be appreciated.

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click hereremember to check add/remove in control panel that prev version has been deleted.

Answer:java runtime 6 update 3 now out

Thanks. I actually downloaded it earlier today and uninstalled Update 2 first before installation.

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I downloaded Java Runtime Environment from, but it seems it doesn't work...
I tried the help section of the website but with no result...
I work on Windows XP Home Edition...
Any help would be ggreatly appreciated...

Answer:Java Runtime Environment

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just downloaded the newest one today, why didnt this one install its self over the old one?
Do i really need both?

Answer:Java Runtime Environment

all i can think of is mabey a browser installed the first update itself and it is in a seprate folder and when you updated it sees it as 2 different programs. thats all i can think of, just unintall update 7

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click here.

Answer:java runtime 6 update 4 now out

Ta much so!

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I was uninstalling programs that are no longer needed . On the Java I have Java ™ 6 update 7 which I was posted on the forums as the latest one, so I removed the rest. Then I came across these and am not sure if I need this or not.They are:
J2SE Runtime enviroment 5.0 update 11
Java 2 runtime enviroment SE
Java ™ SE runtime enviroment 6 update 1
Java ™ SE runtime enviroment 6

Another question when you down load a program and save after you install it the exe file is where you saved it. Can I delete it after I install the program?
Not anyone

Answer:Java And Java Runtime

now I feel like a total idot

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Hope this is in the right forum ... too much choice! I've chosen this forum because Net Nanny is a significant part of the prob - I think.

I'll give as much history as may be relevant. Was using Media Player 9. Can't remember if I was getting a problem then, but upgraded to Media Player 10. Didn't realise that I should have backed up my licences and so now unable to play stuff I've purchased and get "unable to find licence" error. Read in a forum that I could try restoring to a previous restore point. Did this. Didn't help so reverted back to original restore point. I had a trial version of NetNanny which I had uninstalled. Changing the restore point seemed to half reinstall netnanny. Now I get a Net Nanny error message ("Net Nanny config file does not exist") at bootup. Then after a few minutes a window pops up asking for me to enter an activation code. If I click cancel, I then get a Microsoft runtime error which closes Internet Explorer. Internet explorer can then not be opened without rebooting. So tried to uninstall net nanny but it won't do it - get error message "an installation support file could not be found". Tried to reinstall netnanny but get message - a previous version is on your computer.

The netnanny activation window has popped up several times as I've typed this and I realise that if I just ignore it, it minimizes and doesn't stop IE. That helps for the moment, but want to get rid o... Read more

Answer:Cannot uninstall ... runtime error ... and more!!

Just to add - its not just Internet Explorer that gets shut down, it's any programme

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Problem as of today, I think.
Every few minutes or whenever I change from one window to another I get one of those update permission boxes from Java saying "Java™ SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 29". Do you know what / why this is? Does it sound like a virus? How do I stop it happening?
Many thanks in advance for any help you're able to offer.

Answer:I keep getting Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 29 pop ups

HiPlease uninstall Java Runtime Environment version 6 in Control Panel > Add Remove Programs / Programs and Features.- The version you say you have installed is outdated and is insecure.Does uninstalling it resolve the problem?

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Java SE JRE 6 Update 17 is now available. Release Notes..

For 32 bit, select Windows

For 64 bit, select Windowsx64

Answer:Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE 6 Update 17)


Java SE Downloads - Sun Developer Network (SDN)

I also have java 7 something, where's that?

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Hey there...I need to install Java 2 Runtime won't let me tho...I download the thing and start the installation but it says it's been interupted and didn't finish and nothing has been installed...I have Win XP Pro w/SP1 and I disabled Norton and AdAware and AdWatch but it still doesn't wanna be installed...any other ideas??? THANX

Answer:Can't install Java 2 Runtime Environment...plz help!!!

Are you using the web installer or the standalone?

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Answer:java runtime enviro update ver

out 2 days ago..i didnot post it as it was set on auto which might take time to come on but installed it anyway

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I have only just noticed that on my PC the version of J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 update 6 is in German.
I would like to install the English version which I have not too long downloaded. Can anyone tell me (explain) if all I have to do is to uninstall the installed version and then install what I have just downloaded. That appears to be the obvious thing to do but not quite sure.
Thanks for an expert advice / explanation.

Answer:J2se Runtime Environment (java)

Yes, do exactly what you said- uninstall the old one, then install the new version.
Hope this helps,

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Just happened to see these in add/remove. I know Java is needed, but do I need all 3 of these?
Java Runtime Environment, SE v.1.4.2_04
Java Runtime Environment, SE v.1.4.2_05
Java Runtime Environment, SE v.1.4.2_06

I updated Java recently, should I have deleted the old? Just curious. Machine is running fine. I just like to poke around my computer from time to time .. LOL ..
Happy Holidays!

Answer:Question about Java Runtime Environment

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When I tried to install this on my Win ME computer it said it only supported on
XP and Vista. You have it as WIN ALL.

Answer:Sun Java Runtime Environment 6 Update 1

It is indeed for
System Requirements
Windows 2000 (SP3+)
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Professional (SP1+)
Windows Server 2003 Editions

Many thanks for bringing that to our attention

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Release Notes:    README:    Follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and update to the latest version:  Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment [JRE].  Click the Download JRE button to the right.  Select Windows on platform combobox and check the box that says:  Accept License Agreement,then click continue.  The page will refresh.  Click on the link to download Windows Offline installation and save to your desktop.  Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.  Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.  If running Win Vista/Win 7,go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.  Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.  Click the Remove/Uninstall or Change/Remove button.  Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.  Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.  Then from your desktop double-click on jre-7-windows-i586.exe to install the newest version.  If running Win Vista/Win 7,right click on jre-7-windows-i586.exe and select Run as Administrator.              

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Answer:Sun Java Runtime Environment 6 Update 19

Thank you.Now updated.

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Version has been released to replace version and all other older versions.

You can download the new version from here.

Download and save the new version, uninstall all older version from Add/Remove Programs, delete the entire Java folder from within the C:\Program Files folder, reboot, then install the new version.



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I have 4 different updates
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11

Do I need all of them, or can I remove 6,9, and 10??

Also, I have adobe reader 7.1.0 and ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint. I am not familiar with the FineReader. Is it like adobe reader?? And if it is, can I remove the FineReader, it doesn't ever get used. :confused

My computer has very little disk space left and I am trying to clean out as much junk as possible. Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:java runtime environment updates

As far as Java, you should make sure you always have the current version. All of yours are old versions.

Run JavaRa to uninstall them.

Download and install the current version which is Java 6 Update 16
ABBYY FineReader 6.0 is for a scanner. Do you use a scanner?

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I bought a leveno think pad 61 at a computer shop, it was running winxp but I ask the shop to put in win 7 and he agreed for free,he put in win 7 ultimate with 64 bit, my question is can I keep running flashplayer 11.8.800.94 32 bit and java 17.25 32bit or any 32 bit program without causing harm to the pc ? I put in IE9 and Firefox 23 as my Browsers, tried to put in IE10 but need sp1 for it to work and I`m on dial-up and it`s 580MB and would take forever to download.

Answer:Solved: Flashpayer and java runtime

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