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Windows 7: Java 8 Update

15 Oct 2014   #1
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Java 8 Update

I know Java is bad, but so many web sites I go to requires Java. Well when I tried to update to the latest version it said that I had to go to update my Windows version. Will Java 8 work with XP or 7 ?


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15 Oct 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

JAVA 8 works fine with Windows 7. I have not used it with Windows XP.
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15 Oct 2014   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

WinXP is not listed at Windows System Requirements- java.com.
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17 Oct 2014   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Apparently Java 8 has broken compatibility with XP, so if you have it still somewhere you should use Java 7 there at least. It's still supported and updated, and since Java 8 is still very new everything will work with it as of now. It will take a time to be really required to run any program.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WilliamP458 View Post
I know Java is bad, but so many web sites I go to requires Java
It's not. If you use programs requiring it, you must install it, or forget about those.
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