Java SE Runtime Environment 7 update 10 released.

Posted 2 years, 15 days ago in Software Support by RichieUK

Java SE Runtime Environment 7 update 10 released.
11th December 2012.

Update Release Notes:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u-relnotes-515228.html
Follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and update to the latest version:
Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment [JRE].
Click the Download JRE button to the right.
Click to enable the box that says:
"Accept License Agreement",the page will then refresh.
Click on the link to download the Windows Offline installation and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
If running Win Vista/Win 7,go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
If running Windows 8,at the Metro UI Start screen,on your keyboard start typing "Control Panel" [without the quotes],the Control Panel icon will appear.
Double click on that icon,then click on Programs and Features.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove/Uninstall or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove all out of date versions of Java.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on jre-7u10-windows-i586.exe to install the newest version.
If running Win Vista/Win 7/Win 8,right click on jre-7u10-windows-i586.exe [jre-7u10-windows-x64.exe if running Vista/Win 7 64bit] and select Run as Administrator.
Verify your installation of Java:
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
Note:- Uncheck any boxes to install any toolbars/software that are offered prior to installing Java.
Note:- Oracle recommends that all users and administrators install this latest updated version as soon as possible.

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Straspey 113 posts Forum Members
Posted 2 years, 15 days ago

Question:

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Up to now, I have been going with the 32-bit version JRE (i586) - which seems to be working just fine and without any issues.

I'm wondering if there would be any advantages for me to install the 64-bit version ?

Any advice and input would be greatly appreciated.

Straspey

RichieUK 36762 posts Moderators
Posted 2 years, 15 days ago

Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows operating system?:
http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_win64bit.xml

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Straspey 113 posts Forum Members
Posted 2 years, 15 days ago

Thanks for the link Richie - it told me exactly what I needed to know.

32-bit it is, for me.

Much appreciated

Straspey

RichieUK 36762 posts Moderators
Posted 2 years, 14 days ago

You're welcome Straspey.

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gordon55y 3 posts Forum Members
Posted 2 years, 13 days ago

Richie,
I have a problem updating firefox with the new version of java. :-(
When I go to:
http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

It verifies I have the latest version:
"You have the recommended Java installed (Version 7 Update 9)"

But when I run firefox plugin check, it says that my java
is out of date and sends me to a download of version 7, update 9.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Should I manually remove version 7, update 9 and install
update 10?

thanks

vista, 32bit
firefox 17.0.1

RichieUK 36762 posts Moderators
Posted 2 years, 13 days ago

Try downloading and running JavaRa Version 2.0 to completely remove all versions of Java from your pc,then reboot.Download JavaRa Version 2.0:
http://singularlabs.com/software/javara/javara-download/
Once all versions have been removed,download/install the latest version of Java via the link in my initial post above.

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gordon55y 3 posts Forum Members
Posted 2 years, 8 days ago

Richie,
I downloaded and ran JavaRa Version 2.0
and rebooted.
But when I go into firefox/plugins, it says:
Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.90.5 10.9.2.5 (disabled).

So it seems that FF thinks that Java is still installed,
even though I see no java in control panel/Programs and Features.

Should I download the latest Java per your instructions, or
do I need to do something to get the remnants of
Java Deployment Toolkit off FF?

thanks

RichieUK 36762 posts Moderators
Posted 2 years, 8 days ago

Launch JavaRa,click on the 'Additional Tasks' button.
Place a checkmark in the box 'Remove Outdated JRE Firefox Extensions',then click on Run.
Then download/install Java again,per the steps above.

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gordon55y 3 posts Forum Members
Posted 2 years, 7 days ago

RichieUK (12/19/2012)
Launch JavaRa,click on the 'Additional Tasks' button.
Place a checkmark in the box 'Remove Outdated JRE Firefox Extensions',then click on Run.

Then download/install Java again,per the steps above.


I ran JavaRa per your instructions, but I still see
Java Deployment Toolkit in the FF plugins list. :-(

I think I now understand how FF gets it plugins.
When you start FF, it scans predefined directories for plugins.
In my case, it found:
Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.100.18
File: C:\Windows\system32\npDeployJava1.dll
Version: 10.10.2.18
This information is available from FF using aboutlugins

I am only using Java as a FF plugin, I am not developing Java code.
And I am still not sure if I need Java Deployment Toolkit.
And if I do need it, what is the latest version?

thanks

RichieUK 36762 posts Moderators
Posted 2 years, 7 days ago

The image below is what i have in Firefox under Plugins after updating to the latest version of Java.
I've done a little searching around and found those Plugins are both correct for this latest version of Java.
Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.100.18 10.10.2.18
If you're not developing Java applications,which you say you're not,then that plugin isn't any use to you so you can just 'Disable' it.


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