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how do i remove java

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  1. bloom

    bloom Thread Starter

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    I found the above on my computer as far as i know i have never used it and probably never will. I suspect it was installed when I downloaded open office.

    Anyway in add and remove i have java 6 update 4 and java 6 update 7nearly 250 megs:mad:, this appears to be a simple removal by clicking remove :D However in my computer I have a java icon control panel with no apparent means of removal how do i remove it.

    thank you

    jean bloom
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Just install from Add/Remove Programs . . the Java icon should go away
     
  3. bloom

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    thanks for your reply i assume you meant un-install, no matter i un-installed from add remove and all dissapeared.

    thank you for your assistance

    jean bloom
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Yes . . I ment uninstall . . sorry

    You can mark this thread as solved by clicking on the Thread Tools link in your first post . .
     
  5. flavallee

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    Jean:

    Just for your information, having Sun Java Runtime Environment and Adobe Flash Player installed in your computer is a good idea. With all the multimedia and graphics in many websites, many of them require your computer to have these programs so the websites can be viewed properly and completely. These programs aren't mandatory to have, but they do come in handy when needed.

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    After you've uninstalled all version of Java from Add/Remove Programs, go to the C:\Program Files\Java folder. If any leftover folders are still there, delete them.

    If you have all versions of Java uninstalled and the leftover folders deleted, the Java icon in the Control Panel should disappear. If it doesn't, do a search for javacpl.cpl and then delete all files with that name.

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  6. Elvandil

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    I agree. You will miss a lot of web content, and many programs won't work, without those things installed.
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Just remove the oldest version. That will eliminate some one-half of the "load" on your HDD.

    You have to do this each time you update to a newer version. I believe it is now #10.

    {redoak}
     
  8. kevinpeterson

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    You can remove it from Add remove program. First you go to star menu then go to control panel a new window will open then go to add/remove program and select the program you want to remove and click on remove. It will be permanently removed.


    Kevin



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  9. hewee

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    A Secunia scan said I had older versions of java but then I got JavaRa from http://raproducts.org/ that removed the two older versions and it worked great.
    The new Dell did not have the two older versions in the add/remove so I could not go there so this worked out great.
     
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