How to Install Java 6 Update 7

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Java is a programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. Java applications can run on any Java Virtual Machine (JVM) regardless of the computer operating system or architecture. To run a Java-based application, you must have Java installed on your computer. Most computers come equipped with Java already installed. Different applications require different versions of Java to run. Java 6 Update 7 can be downloaded to a PC from the Sun.com website.

  • Navigate to java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/6u7/index.html.

  • Click the "Download JRE" link located at the bottom of the page to download the Java 6 Update 7 install file.

  • Click on the Java 6 Update 7 executable (.exe) file located on your computer. The Java Setup Installation Wizard will launch.

  • Click the "Accept" button if you agree to and accept the license agreement. The Java software installation will then begin. Once it is complete, a "You have Successfully Installed Java" message will appear.

Tips & Warnings

  • Apple Computer provides its own version of Java. Use the Software Update feature (available from the Apple menu) to check that you have and are using the most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac computer.

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