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Windows 7: Is there a program that can tell me if any of my apps need java?


31 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Is there a program that can tell me if any of my apps need java?

Honestly? I'm sick of dealing with it. I uninstalled Blackberry Desktop Manager (I don't even use it anymore because updating my phone is a pain), but I'm wondering how to tell if anything else needs java. Is there a program that will scan my computer and tell me what programs need Java? thanks.

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31 Mar 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I think the easiest way to tell if something needs Java is to simply try running the program or app. If it needs Java you'll get a prompt. For example, I use Opera as my browser. If I try to access the official US Time website at time<dot>gov I get this prompt. I uninstalled Java bout a year ago and I haven't missed it or needed it.

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I'm not aware of any other software that can scan your computer to see if installed programs or apps need Java.


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31 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

That would mean launching every program. And you can't guarantee that the application will check for java before running, or will malfunction in an immediately noticeable way.

i think just searching for .jar should do it. But I'll know when one day I open a program I haven't used for a while or use a program differently and it breaks.
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