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Windows 7: Java 6.25 and Win 7

17 May 2011   #1
alicez

win7
 
 
Java 6.25 and Win 7

I have Win 7 (64-Bit). Also have IE8 32-Bit and 64-Bit.
We only use the IE8 32-Bit.

Which Java 6.25 should we download? The 'regular' one or one for IE8 64-Bit?
We are new ast this so it is all so very confusing.

I downloaded the regular Java 6.25 fo our WinXP and it installed in IE8 and also in FF.

Would the 64-Bit also do the same? I don't know what the FF is on this Win7 computer.

Can anyone help please?


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17 May 2011   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The 32 bit version of java is for 32 bit IE only and the 64 bit version is for 64 bit IE only. If you only ever use the 32 bit IE just download and install the 32 bit java. I downloaded and installed both as I sometimes use IE 9 64 bit.
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17 May 2011   #3
alicez

win7
 
 

Thank you.
Where do I get each download? The 32 Bit version and the 64 Bit version.

Do I have to do anything different to install the 64 Bit version or do I just click on an exe file and it will know to update IE8 64-Bit? (Do I have to be in IE8 64-Bit in order to run and install the Java 6.25 for the 64-Bit?)
Wow, really confusing for us.

I opened the Win 7 (64-Bit) IE8 64-Bit and went to Java downloads and it mentioned ""64-Bit Java for Windows - Internet Explorer."
Agree and StartFree Download.

I clicked on that and it Saved the Java. I then clicked on the "jre-6u25-windows-x64.exe" and it appears to have installed.
I went back into IE8 64-Bit and back to the Java download page and clicked on "Do I have Java" and it said "Verified Java Version. Congratulations! You have the recommended Java Installed (Version 6 update 25)"

Did I do right for the 32 and 64 download?

I also looked in Control Panel/Programs and see
Java 6 Update 25 Sun Microsystems 6/2/2010 94.5 MB 6.0.250
Java 6 Update 25 64-Bit Oracle 5/17/2011 91.4 MB 6.0.250

Any ways else I can make sure I have 6.25 on the IE8 32 and 64?
I don't want to screw up this computer for my grandson!
Maybe a test for each? Or do you think I've done enough and Java is installed correctly for 32 and 64 bit IE8?

Thanks
Alice
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18 May 2011   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alicez View Post
Thank you.
Where do I get each download? The 32 Bit version and the 64 Bit version.

Do I have to do anything different to install the 64 Bit version or do I just click on an exe file and it will know to update IE8 64-Bit? (Do I have to be in IE8 64-Bit in order to run and install the Java 6.25 for the 64-Bit?)
Wow, really confusing for us.

I opened the Win 7 (64-Bit) IE8 64-Bit and went to Java downloads and it mentioned ""64-Bit Java for Windows - Internet Explorer."
Agree and StartFree Download.

I clicked on that and it Saved the Java. I then clicked on the "jre-6u25-windows-x64.exe" and it appears to have installed.
I went back into IE8 64-Bit and back to the Java download page and clicked on "Do I have Java" and it said "Verified Java Version. Congratulations! You have the recommended Java Installed (Version 6 update 25)"

Did I do right for the 32 and 64 download?

I also looked in Control Panel/Programs and see
Java 6 Update 25 Sun Microsystems 6/2/2010 94.5 MB 6.0.250
Java 6 Update 25 64-Bit Oracle 5/17/2011 91.4 MB 6.0.250

Any ways else I can make sure I have 6.25 on the IE8 32 and 64?
I don't want to screw up this computer for my grandson!
Maybe a test for each? Or do you think I've done enough and Java is installed correctly for 32 and 64 bit IE8?

Thanks
Alice
Looks you're right on, now....


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18 May 2011   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You don't have to have IE open or running to install Java, all you have to do is download and run the executable. I have both of them saved to a thumbdrive and all I do after a clean install is run them. If you see the two entries in programs and features you have them both installed. One thing to keep in mind is even if you are running the 64 bit version of Windows, the 32 bit version of IE will be the default browser. Anything you do in Windows that automatically launches IE will launch the 32 bit IE. So if you never use IE 64 bit, you don't have to worry about 64 bit plug ins like Java, Flash, etc. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you only download the 32 bit plug-ins for IE you should still be OK.
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18 May 2011   #6
Athene

 

In addition: although Java has an inbuilt automatic updater, I prefer first saving the latest version to my desktop, then removing the old version via the control panel ("Programs and Features"), and finally installing the latest version. The auto-updater tends to be a bit glitchy sometimes (from what I have experienced) :-)
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18 May 2011   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

The inbuilt automatic updater removes the older version, now. Just update then it replaces the older one from "Program & Features". But i guess uninstall might be a solution sometimes.
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18 May 2011   #8
Athene

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
The inbuilt automatic updater removes the older version, now. Just update then it replaces the older one from "Program & Features". But i guess uninstall might be a solution sometimes.
Hi NoN,

The auto-updater sometimes does not remove the previous version cleanly :-( As a result, my Java insisted that it was up-to-date even though the latest version had been released 3 days ago. The auto-updater on my other computer had no problems. Lol :-)
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