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Windows 7: Where is the Java Update tab in the Java Control Panel?

09 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Where is the Java Update tab in the Java Control Panel?

I've been doing some reading about Java and how it relates to system security and vulnerability. Been thinking about removing it altogether, but not ready to do that just yet. I would at least like to make sure my Java is set to check for updates every day. However the Update tab is missing from the Java Control Panel.

I'm currently running Java SE 6 Update 33 (just updated today), and in Control Panel it says it's the 32-bit version. This is on a Windows 7 x64 machine. Do I need to get the 64 bit version?

Should I be using Java SE 6 Update 33, or Java SE 7u5?

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09 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nevermind, I noticed that I had both SE 6 Update 20 and Update 33 listed in Uninstall Programs. After removing 20, the Update tab appeared. So I set it to check for updates daily, and then hit Update Now. Now it has installed SE 7u5, and did in fact uninstall SE 6 Update 33.

Also the 64-bit version is only for 64-bit browsers, which I never use because I've heard they don't work that great with many web pages.
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26 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Patrick,
Thanks for that info, I'm having the same problem but I do have to say that your information about 64 bit is very incorrect. In fact, I've had both and I wouldn't even consider going back to 32 bit O/S's.

I have 8GB of memory and couldn't run 30% of the best program s I have if I wasn't ale to access it. At least 20% of my programs are specifically made for 64 bit O/S's , (Loaded in "Program Files"), and run Sooooo much faster/better/smoother than my 32 bit versions did.

There are a lot of reasons for this but one of the primary is the fact that 64bit is able to access and use much more than the 4 gb max of a 32 bit. So all I'm saying here is that you've been totally misinformed, (I experienced no increase in problems when I went to 64bit), and you don't know what your missing.
Rich
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13 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wasn't referring to 64-bit OS's. Indeed, Windows 7 x64 is IMHO the best operating system ever to come out of Micro$oft, IMHO. We run 12 to 16 GB workstations in our office running resource-intensive software.

My comments above were referring to 64-bit web browsers.
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13 Mar 2013   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Patrick, you are correct, Java bitwise refers to browsers.
Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows operating system?
SUMMARY
64-bit Windows operating systems (which may be Windows 7, Vista or XP) come with a 32-bit Internet Explorer (IE) browser as the standard (default) for viewing web pages. These operating systems also include a 64-bit Internet Explorer browser, however using it is optional and it must be explicitly selected to view web pages. Note that because some web content may not work properly in a 64-bit browser, we recommend using the default 32-bit browser and downloading 32-bit Java.

VERIFY BROWSER
Follow the steps to verify whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit browser.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

Click on the item below that represents your set up:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
I wasn't referring to 64-bit OS's. Indeed, Windows 7 x64 is IMHO the best operating system ever to come out of Micro$oft, IMHO. We run 12 to 16 GB workstations in our office running resource-intensive software.

My comments above were referring to 64-bit web browsers.
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13 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Oh, I see Patrick.
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