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by zakaria / July 28, 2011 3:24 PM PDT

I have Java (TM) 6 upgrade 21 and also Java (TM) 6 upgrade 7.
Question : can I remove Java (TM) 6 upgrade 7 or any other earlier upgrades ? and by removing it will it have any impact on anything in my laptop. Thanks


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Re: removal of Java updates
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 28, 2011 5:26 PM PDT

It's safe to remove all but the latest Java update. And it saves a lot of disc space.


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Just for the future
by Jimmy Greystone / July 28, 2011 10:57 PM PDT

Just for the future... What's the worst that could happen if you uninstall older versions of Java? The whole thing stops working. But you have easy access to the installer for the latest version, so all you would have to do is reinstall that. Maybe a bit of an annoyance, but something you've clearly managed in the past.

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By The Way, The Most Recent Version Is Java 7 or...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 1, 2011 9:29 AM PDT

......Java 6 Update 26..

And yes, uninstall ALL previous versions.. Try using the instructions below to perform the task:

Click on the link to Sun's Java below, then scroll down to the ''Java Platform Standard Edition - Java SE 6 Update 26'' section, then click on the "Download JRE" button. Follow the prompts, select the Windows platform and the "Language", if necessary, accept the license agreement, click the "Continue" button, then download the full ''Windows OFFLINE Installation'' file to your desktop,(about 15 MB), scan it with your antivirus (just to be sure it's clean). Once that's done, if you've already got a Sun Java version on the computer, open the Control Panel, double click on the ''Programs & Features'' section, then uninstall all previous versions of the J2SE Java listed there. Once that's done, then install Java JRE 6u26 from the downloaded installer.

(Yes, you can try the newest Java 7 JRE download if you'd like but since it's a brand new release, you might want to wait a little while for the bugs to get ironed out.)

Hope this helps.


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