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Discussion in 'Computers' started by Wayne A. Pflughaupt, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    I downloaded Java Runtime to facilitate the installation of Room EQ Wizard. In the “Add or Remove Programs” section my Control Panel, I see there are Java Runtime Upgrades 8, 9, 10, and 11. The four of these combined are taking up 500 MB of space. Do I need all four of them?

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  2. Rommel_L

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    Wayne,

    All you need is the latest one, update 11. Get rid of the rest...
     
  3. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Thanks, Rommel, I will. Kinda wierd that the new updates don't just load on top of the old ones...

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  4. Mike Frezon

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    That IS weird.

    I just noticed the same thing and came here to see if anyone else had ever asked this question.

    In my add/remove programs box I've got 5 updates for what looks like "Java 5" (JSE2 Runtime Environment 5.0) and five updates for "Java 6" (Java [TM] 6).

    The most recent apparent upgrade for Java 5 is Upgrade 11. But the most recent upgrade for Java 6 is Upgrade 7.

    Each of these is in the 114MB to 120MB range! Totaling 1GB of Java schtuff on my PC! Crazy.

    Would I be correct in assuming, then, I can delete them all except for Java 6 Upgrade 7?! [​IMG]
     
  5. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    I deleted all my old ones with no subsequent problems.

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  6. Mike Frezon

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    Good to know. Thanks, Wayne!

    I am in full agreement that it seems really strange that something as ubiquitous (and with a decent reputation) as Java doesn't either over-install or delete/install their upgrades.
     
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    Some programs are "certified" on a very specific version, so it is "safer" to just leave them. I would agree that as far as the "average consumer" goes, it is a waste of space, but those same people don't really know how to answer the question, "Is it safe to delete these old ones."
     

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