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    Question Java update checker

    This morning on Windows start up, a message appeared that stated "An update for Java is available."

    First I opened Verify Java Version, it stated that an old version of Java had been detected. The recommended version was 7 update 5. I knew that I had installed that one before, so I went to Java Tester's page. It showed that I had the latest version of Java installed: Version 1.7.0_05.

    Why would the Java Updater make that statement when it wasn't true? I do have Java (32-bit) in Control Panel set to notify me before downloading.

    Java is trying to drive me crazy.

    Gloria
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    Perhaps you have both a 32 Bit version and 64 Bit version of Java. I had both versions on my PC because I have a 64 Bit OS and it has both 32 Bit and 64 Bit browsers.

    Personally, I uninstalled all versions of Java, both the 32 Bit, 64 Bit JRE and Java FX. They are all gone. If I ever get to a point something is asking for Java, I will decide at that point if I want to reinstall Java.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Perhaps you have both a 32 Bit version and 6 Bit version of Java. I had both versions on my PC because I have a 64 Bit OS and it has both 32 Bit and 64 Bit browsers.

    Personally, I uninstalled all versions of Java, both the 32 Bit, 64 Bit JRE and Java FX. They are all gone. If I ever get to a point something is asking for Java, I will decide at that point if I want to reinstall Java.
    Control Panel indicates 32-bit, how do I find if I have the 64-bit too.

    I'd love to removed all Java programs but I can't because of the game I play, which runs on it.

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    Check Control Panel, System to see what bitness your OS is. If it's 64 Bit then you most likely have both browsers.

    In All Programs you should see both an IE (64 bit) and an IE
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    Perhaps you still have an old version of Java 32-bit installed and the latest. Older versions used to get left behind: Why should I uninstall older versions of Java from my system?

    Control Panel, Programs and Features should list any older versions and also show whether you have both Java 32-bit and 64-bit installed.

    You had previously removed Java 64-bit, and old versions with JavaRa, but then you reinstalled Java and I'm not sure which: Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0.3 64bit

    Apparently, automatic update does not yet apply to the 64-bit version of Java:
    Note: At this time, Online Installation and Java Update features are not available for 64-bit architectures. This means that you will not see an Update tab as part of the Java Control Panel. You can manually update Java on 64-bit Windows by running the latest Java 64-bit offline installer.
    Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows operating system?

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    Java update checker

    Thanks Bruce for your reply.

    Your first link failed to open.
    Control Panel shows one version of Java (32-bit)
    I didn't remove Java 64 bit, it was never installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    Your first link failed to open.
    It works for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    I didn't remove Java 64 bit, it was never installed.
    That's not what you said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    my problem is How do I remove the 64-bit version of Java from memory? It's previously been removed using the Control Panel.

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    Tried the first link again today, using Ie9, it still won't open. I'll search for the title with Google.

    Plese point me to the post where I said anything about Java 64 bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    Plese point me to the post where I said anything about Java 64 bit.
    I just did. Click on the "View Post" icon with double arrows to the right of your user name:

    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    my problem is How do I remove the 64-bit version of Java from memory? It's previously been removed using the Control Panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobprimak View Post
    Believe it or not, your link wouldn't open with IE9 either, had copy and paste link into chrome. I verified my version of Java and I now have version 7 update 5, the recommended version.

    That's another reason why I keep more than one browser. If it's not having to close, it's not obeying links. If it wasn't for Windows Updates, I'd drop it completly.

    I thank you for the link but I've been there and done that with IE previously.

    Gloria

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