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JRE Version 7 & version 8
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:05:39 AM »
I have the latest free version 2014.9.0.2021.

On the software updater it shows that there is a Java Runtime Environment 8 update available, but it just seems to hang when I click to update it via the Avast free version program.

Avast shows that I am up-to-date with version 7, I tried uninstalling version 7 but it still didn't let me install version 8 (32 bit)

Do I really need version 8 and if so how do I go about this?
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 01:36:08 AM »
No problem...you´re welcome. :)

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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 01:42:32 AM »
Version 8 is out, but when I go to Sun's website it says I have already the latest version installed (7)
And there is a article there that 8 is only mend for developers.

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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 01:49:43 AM »
Version 8 is out, but when I go to Sun's website it says I have already the latest version installed (7)
And there is a article there that 8 is only mend for developers.

Probably why when we click on to update via Avast it just goes round and round but doesn't actually update.

Will Avast be updating their program version to fix this soon or will they be waiting till it's out fully?

I wonder if we will need to manually remove 7 before we go for 8.
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 03:08:40 AM »
Java 8 is has been officially released. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.  It's not just for developers, and JRE 8 U20 is the latest for those on the newer Windows OSs.
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 03:44:23 AM »
So Java 8 has been officially released so why isn't the Java updater via control panel says it's up to date and even the Java download page says Java 7 is the latest version. According to the link that you have provided Gopher John which one should we download that is suitable for home user is it JDK or JRE?
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 03:50:12 AM »
So Java 8 has been officially released so why isn't the Java updater via control panel says it's up to date and even the Java download page says Java 7 is the latest version. According to the link that you have provided Gopher John which one should we download that is suitable for home user is it JDK or JRE?

The Java update page has had a problem for some time.  If you have version 7 (which is also a current official release) installed, and it is the latest build of version 7, it will tell you that it is up to date.  Technically, it is correct even though Java 8 is also a current official release.

Most home users only need the JRE.  It will satisfy most needs.
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 03:56:29 AM »
Can you supply a link to the JRE for 8 please so I know i'm using the correct one for Windows 7 laptop.

Also do I need to uninstall version 7 first? or will 8 replace it automatically?
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 03:58:29 AM »
A direct link I mean.
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 04:02:12 AM »
It's recommended to use this tool via here http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/uninstaller_toolinfo.xml after that restart your computer and install Java 8 and do another manual restart
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 04:09:20 AM »
Can you supply a link to the JRE for 8 please so I know i'm using the correct one for Windows 7 laptop.

Also do I need to uninstall version 7 first? or will 8 replace it automatically?

You will find the links at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html.  Be sure that javascript is enabled and you are accepting cookies.  The actual download link is dynamically assigned, so any direct link I would have will be expired soon.  The filenames I downloaded were jre-8u20-windows-i586.exe and jre-8u20-windows-x64.exe.  The i586 install is needed for 32 bit programs that can use the JRE, while 64 bit programs obviously require the 64 install.
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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2014, 04:13:16 AM »
So Java 8 has been officially released so why isn't the Java updater via control panel says it's up to date and even the Java download page says Java 7 is the latest version. According to the link that you have provided Gopher John which one should we download that is suitable for home user is it JDK or JRE?

The Java update page has had a problem for some time.  If you have version 7 (which is also a current official release) installed, and it is the latest build of version 7, it will tell you that it is up to date.  Technically, it is correct even though Java 8 is also a current official release.

I clicked on the Java JRE download and there are many OS list linix, Mac, Solaris, and Windows OS. Mine is Windows 7 64-bit and for Windows 7 64-bit version there are two types of download one is .exe and the other one is .tar.gz. Which one should I download? I will be doing this in 2 days because ran out of broadband speed lol

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Re: JRE Version 7 & version 8
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2014, 04:23:14 AM »
Please discard my previous message because it was quoted in a wrong way.

I clicked on the Java JRE download and there are many OS list linix, Mac, Solaris, and Windows OS. Mine is Windows 7 64-bit and for Windows 7 64-bit version there are two types of download one is .exe and the other one is .tar.gz. Which one should I download? I will be doing this in 2 days because ran out of broadband speed lol
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