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Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

I have Java 6 update 7 installed which I believe to be the latest. However Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed ver# 6 update 1, the latest is update 7. I was going to update before installing SP3.

My question is do I even need this on my computer? Should I update or just delete the JRE. I have no idea what all this does which leads to more confusion. Your help is appreciated.

Rod

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>>>My question is do I even need this on my computer? Should I update or just delete the JRE. I have no idea what all this does which leads to more confusion. Your help is appreciated.

Hi Rod2,

Yes, you need it if the installed software in your computer require it.
Java is not required by every computer user.
If your software requires to have Java, you need to keep it and keep it up-to-date.

What it does: It helps you use a software. Example: Games that requires Java. Programs that requires Java.

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how would i know?

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I mean, I don't have a clue if any software needs it or not at this point. I was just going to uninstall it mostly because of file size. If I do I suppose a program would tell me? I don't have any games other than what came with windows. Thanks for your help.

Rod

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You need to check manually

In reply to: how would i know?

For each installed program in your computer, you will need to check in the software vendor's website if the program requires Java.

Example: If you have OpenOffice.org, one of the requirement is Java RE

If none of your program requires Java, you can remove it Happy

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