I've recently bought a new Windows 7 computer, and every two days or so I've been getting a message shortly after bootup that a new version of Java is available to be installed. As I don't use Java, I ignored it the first few times, but eventually I gave in and allowed it to install itself.
Then today, I got the same message again. I allowed it to do its thing and sure enough it then displayed a message that the version concerned was already installed and asked if I wanted to re-install it!! Of course I said no, but I'd like to know why the original message was still appearing even after the installation had been completed.
I checked the installed program list in the Control Panel and it's showing that I have the following two Java versions installed:
Java(TM) 6 Update 14 (64-bit) V6.0.140
Java(TM) 6 Update 17 V6.0.170
I assume the second one must be a 32-bit version as it doesn't state that it's 64-bit.
As I said, I don't consciously make any use of Java and I'm not sure whether I even need these two software items on the computer anyway. Basically I use the computer for email, web browsing, MS Office Professional 2003, image viewing and playback of video clips - so I don't do any Java-based development.
I'm happy to leave the software there provided I can be sure that I won't be getting these annoying install messages. Can anyone suggest how I can put a stop to them?