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Java Question
« on: July 11, 2013, 12:31:06 AM »
I found out I have both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Java installed. Can this cause any problems. In my control panel it shows both versions but it doesn't say which is 32 and which is 64 in the event someone here says i should remove the 32 bit version. If having both isn't cause for concern then I won't do anything,,,thanks

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 12:45:32 AM »
You can always uninstale them both and reinstale 64 bits to make sure

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 12:58:39 AM »
Well the only reason I even discovered I had two different versions was when the avast updater notified me that an update was available. I must have had both versions for a long time and I'm not experiencing any problems. Didn't know if having both could cause any conflicts,,,btw I'm a computer novice with most things so I'm looking at this in that respect.

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 01:32:45 AM »
It rather depends on what browser you are using, there is a 32bit and 64bit version. Whilst you have a 64bit OS if you are using a 32bit browser version, I don't know if that would also mean you would have the 32bit JAVA version installed.

The current JAVA installer has both 32/64 bit versions in the installer, so I would have thought that it would install what is required.

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 01:35:09 AM »
Dave I have IE and I thought I read somewhere that IE reverts to the 32 bit version. Also it turned out that the 32 bit version was the one that needed updating,,,which I did.

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 02:01:54 AM »
There are separate 32 and 64 bit Java Runtime Environment installers.  See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html.  Adobe Flash installers include the 32 and 64 bit versions.

I have both installed Java 32 and 64 on my laptop.  The one needed is dependent on the software that is calling the Java function, not just the OS.
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Re: Java Question
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 02:04:51 AM »
So then John I haven't experienced any problems so I guess I'll just leave things as they are.

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 02:09:41 AM »
I do have Java disabled in the browsers via the Java Control Panel as I don't need it on the web, only on a program that I run locally.  This is to minimize security issues.
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Re: Java Question
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 03:46:36 AM »
There are separate 32 and 64 bit Java Runtime Environment installers.  See http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html.  Adobe Flash installers include the 32 and 64 bit versions.

I have both installed Java 32 and 64 on my laptop.  The one needed is dependent on the software that is calling the Java function, not just the OS.

Thanks for that clarification, confusion reigns ;D

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 01:43:46 PM »
Kind of like computers; things no longer needed gets purged. ;)
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Re: Java Question
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 06:03:56 PM »
If you don't absolutely need Java dump it since is has been known to be easily exploited.
I haven't had Java so long I can't remember when I uninstalled it once and for all.  :)
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Re: Java Question
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 06:33:20 PM »
If you absolutely need Java dump it since is has been known to be easily exploited.
I haven't had Java so long I can't remember when I uninstalled it once and for all.  :)

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 12:59:15 AM »
Thanks for the Tip Gopher IT john
I only use Java for one installed program

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2013, 12:15:32 AM »
As I never installed Java that I know of can I just assume it was there from the get go.(don't know if it matters but i have windows 7) Can someone tell me the biggest reason Java is used for. It sounds like i don't even need it.

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Re: Java Question
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 01:03:22 AM »
As I never installed Java that I know of can I just assume it was there from the get go.(don't know if it matters but i have windows 7) Can someone tell me the biggest reason Java is used for. It sounds like i don't even need it.

That is true. You may not even need it ever, but if you do; for a program, a website, or interaction, you will know. So You may remove it and try your programs and usual websites, your bank, etc without it. If everything seems to work like always, stay away from it.