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    Default J25E Runtime ENvironment

    Have three different versions of this on my computer (600m of data). Do I need to keep all three verisons( 11, 09, 08 ) or just the highest?

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    Default Re: J25E Runtime ENvironment

    Quote Originally Posted by strayerld
    Have three different versions of this on my computer (600m of data). Do I need to keep all three verisons( 11, 09, 08 ) or just the highest?
    I am guessing you meant in your title Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE). You only need the highest version. By the way the newest version is up to 6u1. You can remove the old versions in add/remove programs then either keep your newest version that you already have or download the newest one from here:
    http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

    Scroll about half way down and look for Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u1
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    Unfortunately Java keeps old versions when a new one is installed. The reason is that some software will not work on newer versions of Java.
    The problem is one can end up with versions galore.
    Delete all but the most recent then install the new version. Well supported software should have at least updates that are at least one version behind.
    Most updates are security based updates and do not affect the actual way they work. You may find that by only keeping the latest version installed all will work ok.
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