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    Default Updating the JDK and the Deletion of Previous Versions

    As far as I know, the only way to update the JDK without writing a script is to manually download the new version from Oracle's website. This is what I plan to do in the wake of Java SE 7 Update 6 (with JavaFX!).

    I have heard that one should not delete previous versions of the JDK upon downloading the current version. Can someone explain why not (or counter this position)? I deleted Java SE 6 back when I upgraded to SE 7, and I haven't encountered any consequences that I am able to perceive.
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    Default Re: Updating the JDK and the Deletion of Previous Versions

    Which OS? Windows/Linux/MacOS?

    I don't know about the other two, but in Windows one should uninstall, not delete.

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    Default Re: Updating the JDK and the Deletion of Previous Versions

    Windows 7. Can having multiple JDKs installed at once cause problems?
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    Default Re: Updating the JDK and the Deletion of Previous Versions

    Never caused me any headaches.
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    I also have 2 versions of NetBeans -- 6.8 with default JDK 6 and 7.0 with default JDK 7.

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    Default Re: Updating the JDK and the Deletion of Previous Versions

    Okay, thanks for the replies. I just sweeped the previous Java versions that I already had and installed the new version on a clean pallet.
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    Default Re: Updating the JDK and the Deletion of Previous Versions

    thanks

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