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Windows 7: Should I install and Java 64-bit?

29 Jul 2017   #1

Ultimate 64-bit
Should I install and Java 64-bit?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and all the browsers are 64-bit. I just noticed that the installed Java is 32-bit. Should I install and the 64-bit?

P.S. How can I say if the Internet Explorer is 32-bit or 64-bit?

Thank you in advance!

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29 Jul 2017   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Hi Balema, The only way I know to check if IE11 is 64 bit is to right click in the task bar, start task manager

show processes from all users, if iexplore.exe does not show 32 beside it, it is the 64 bit version.

I do not know much about Java, but the link below from Java has all the information.

[IMG]tmtb://tmtoolbar/en-us/SRResource/webicon_green.png[/IMG]Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows ... Java + You/en/download/faq/java_win64bit.xml
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29 Jul 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

If you have Windows 7 64 bit installed, Internet Explorer will be 64 bit, as it's part of the Windows 7 installation.
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30 Jul 2017   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

Hi, It is to my understanding that if you install OSx64 you will have both IE x86 and IE x64 installed.
(Have a look in both Program Files)
IE x86 is used by default until you go to Options/Security and select x64.
Install x86 Java.
Also I see no reason why you can not install both x86 and x64 Java.
Just always uninstall old versions.
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30 Jul 2017   #5

Ultimate 64-bit

Thank you for your answers!

At the processes at the task manager it has and with *32 iexplorer.exe and one without (I have 5 tabs open). When I first launch it, it has one with *32 and one without. What does this mean? At Program Files I can find only one that says Internet Explorer. At the Internet that I searched I think I should have find and one that says Internet Explorer (64-bit).

MeOnMine when you say IE x86 is used by default until you go to Options/Security and select x64. What exactly do you mean? Are you reffering to enable Protected mode? Because I have it enabled.

Generally, you guys, that you have 64-bit browsers have you bothered installing and the 64-bit of Java?

Sorry for the many questions...
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30 Jul 2017   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Balema View Post
Generally, you guys, that you have 64-bit browsers have you bothered installing and the 64-bit of Java?
I don't install Java at all. There have been too many security issues with it so it is not for me.

If you do have Java installed, make sure that you keep up with all security updates.
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30 Jul 2017   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

Belema, I am no expert with browsers but as far as I understand it is only for security that x64 IE is a benefit for.
Just install both Java.
I usually let the PC owner make their own decisions on what to install as we live to learn.
However Mellon Head is completely right in that there is no reason to even install Java. ( I to have not used it in years )
Adobe Flash is also walking out the door and Silverlight ain't much chop either.
The browser scenario is at present morphing.
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30 Jul 2017   #8

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Why do you think you need java installed ?
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31 Jul 2017   #9

Windows 7 64 bit

I un-installed Java years ago and have never had a problem where I needed it.
I stopped using IE a long time ago and find that Chrome is must better,faster and has more options and available plug-ins..
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