We are trying to install the newest version of Java on our computers. We believe that version of 6.0.25.
#1- Is that correct?
#2- When we get to the download page, do we choose RUN or SAVE?
#3- Is there just ONE version of Java 6.0.25 for WinXP; Vista (32 bit) and Win7 (64 bit)? Not a separate version of 6.0.25 for each version of Windows?
#4- Does both IE8 and Firefox use Java? If I do install Java via IE8, will it also update Firefox?
Please advise and thank you.
6.25 is the latest one, yes. They're also the same for XP, Vista and Win7; however, they're different for 32-bit and 64-bit (i586 and x64, respectively). Whether you save or run really is up to you; choose save if you want to spread the installation around to other computers, or run if you only intend to run it once.
EDIT: Or rather, the latest "normal" release; I believe Java 7 is out as a beta, but I've never really tried to either download or install it, so I'm not sure if it's publicly available yet.
How would we get the Java 6.0.25 version for our Win 7 64-Bit?
All versions can be downloaded from the Oracle webpage at Java SE JDK 6u25 Download.
I am a bit confused (being new at all of this) since we have both IE8 32-Bit and 64-Bit on this Win7. We only use the IE8 32-Bit though.
Originally Posted by Toll
#1= Would we have to download the 32-Bit or the 64-Bit, or both?
#2- Which one to choose on that download URL you supplied?
#3- If we install the new Java on our WinXP and Vista, would it install in BOTH IE8 and Firefox?
Sorry for all the questions.
I cannot say much regarding how Java is installed into browsers; I don't do much applet-development, so I've never bothered trying to find out, to be honest. Most, if not all, browsers come with preinstalled JVMs though, so it's likely not an issue. Personally I'd suggest downloading the Java that matches your OS, not your browser.
As for which version, Windows x86 is for the 32-bit Windows versions and Windows x64 is for the 64-bit versions.
I installed both JRE's (32bit and 64bit)
Just in case I ran into an applet or application that needed 32bit instead of 64bit
Ahm, I'm pretty sure that 32bit vs 64 bit is purely relevant to the underlying c code the JVM is written in - in other words, java itself doesn't care if the JVM it is executing under is 32 or 64, since there is no such thing as 32 or 64 bit java code. It all becomes byte code which has nothing to do with address length. The underlying JVM however, is not written in java, and therefor is address space specific.
In other other words, it doesn't matter which you install, java 1.6 is java 1.6 and either version will run any app written for java 1.6 and below.
Originally Posted by quad64bit
Well I'm very new to Java so just trying to understand everything myself.
I tried to run an applet and all it gave me was a blank screen....then I realized I was using IE9 64bit so I fired up IE9 32bit and tried and nothing...so I installed the 32bit JRE and it loaded up fine after that
Who knows... However what I said about bytecode stands to reason right?
Yes it does
Originally Posted by quad64bit