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I just have a quick question,

When downloading the newest Java version, does it matter where its downloaded from? I'm thinking not but I just wanted to get an opinion from someone who might know better than me :) Also, the main reason I was asking was, the third link looked as though it was a much smaller download size than the other two links, but now I realize that its the exact same size.

I have these three links:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

and

http://java.com/en/download/

The third link actually looks easier to use :)

Edit: Ooo and there's a version for Firefox as well as IE... should have figured :)

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I just have a quick question,

When downloading the newest Java version, does it matter where its downloaded from? I'm thinking not but I just wanted to get an opinion from someone who might know better than me :)

I have these two links:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

and

http://java.com/en/download/

I would say anywhere with the main-url being java.com.

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@ Noah

Thank you :)

Just as a note for the future - when replying please erase what the person said that you are replying to and do

@username

or

username: to address them :)

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@mountaintree: I always use the third link you posted myself, as it has the option to detect the current version you have installed so it tells you if you need an update, although the SE link usually has the releases available for download a bit sooner.

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@ Exile

Thank you :)

I think I will stick with that link then, as the other two (especially the second) quite confuse me, and the third link is much simpler... it detects your browser automatically too :)

Another question for you... is there a different version or download for Vista and XP, do you know, or not? I'm going to be downloading it tonight or tomorrow for the Vista I'll be working on :) It looks like there is nothing different for XP or Vista now that I took a second look, sorry for the question.

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Nope, it's the same for both, but they have a seperate version for x64 browsers (like IE x64) which no one uses anyway :) . And yeah, that's the reason I send everyone there, it's much less confusing and will give them the version they need.

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@ Exile

Thanks :) I just edited my post, I figured it out, but I wasn't able to edit it in time, heh.

Yeah, I agree, its much less confusing and it has the current version :)

I've never heard of x64 browser... hmm.

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Yeah, if you have a 64 bit version of Windows, you also get a 64 bit version and 32 bit version of IE, although the 32 bit is set to be the default for the sake of compatibility since many plugins don't support 64 bit versions of IE (such as Flash Player).

There's also a 64 bit version of FireFox :) .

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@ Exile

Ohh, okay.

thanks for that information :blink:

Hmm strange, I just downloaded from the third link, and its only 697 KB for the Java, I find that just a bit strange? :/ When I test-downloaded it (clicked on the link but did not start the download) from work, it was 10 MB. The site also said it is 10 mb.

I downloaded it from Firefox, but I guess since they use IE and Firefox, that I should download for both, what do you think?

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Download and Update Java Runtime

The most current version of Sun Java is: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 16.

  • Go to http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
  • Go to Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) - JRE 6 Update 16 about half way down the page and click on the Download button.
  • In Platform box choose Windows.
  • Check the box to Accept License Agreement and click Continue.
  • Click on Windows Offline Installation, click on the link under it which says jre-6u16-windows-i586.exe and save the downloaded file to your desktop.
  • Install the new version by running the newly-downloaded file with the java icon which will be on your desktop, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Uncheck the Toolbar button (unless you want the toolbar)
  • Reboot your computer

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Thanks Ron :)

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As far as I know, there isn't a separate version of Java by browser (ex IE and Firefox). If you install Java once, it should work for all browsers that support it.

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Hmm strange, I just downloaded from the third link, and its only 697 KB for the Java

That's because it gives you the web installer, it's just a small download manager and setup program that downloads Java to a temp folder and installs it for you :) .

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@ swagger

Oh. Its just that when I used the third link, after I clicked on the icon, It said for Firefox/Mozilla and when I opened it up in IE (which I rarely use but do sometimes) after clicking it said for IE.

:/ I dunno heh.

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@ Exile

Oh, okay, thanks. So can I carry that on a thumb then? Will I still need to download 10 MB after using the web installer?

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Yes, you would. For carrying on your flash drive, you'd want to grab this one which is linked to on this page which was posted previously. It's the offline installer, which is best for slow connections and also handy when you don't have internet access.

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@ Exile

Thank you much! I appreciate the links :) Downloading now.

Edit: Wow, 16 mb. Thank you thank you thank you again! That would have taken forever on the machine I'm working on! Just one or two minutes from my computer.

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@mountaintree,

I can understand the confusion on whether there's a separate Java version for each browser version but I can assure you, that is not the case. Flash player on the other hand does have a version just for IE and then another version for other browsers (Firefox, Opera, etc). They do it that way because IE uses Active X.

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@ swagger

Thanks :)

Mm yeah. I ended up installing BOTH versions of flash on the system that I am working on, but I only have the version for FF on my machine, since I hardly ever use IE, hehe.

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No problem :) Yeah, I hardly ever use IE as well except for at work where I have to. The developers cater towards IE so the pages I need only work properly in IE unfortunately. I know exile seems to like IE once he sets up all of his settings & protection for it :)

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I like IE8 as well and it has good protection in Vista and Windows 7 as it has Protected Mode.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...ected-mode.aspx <== IE7 has Protected Mode but I prefer IE8

I use avast! Professional Edition on my XP Pro system as it has Script Blocker

The resident protection of the Professional Edition includes an additional module, not contained in the Home Edition, called Script Blocker. This module watches all scripts being executed in the operating system (so-called WSH scripts - Windows Scripting Host), and scans all the scripts run as a part of a web page within your web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Mozilla).

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Found this today earlier - Might help -

Just an extra from the Sun / Java forum site - When I asked this question about 2-3 weeks ago they gave me the link that AdvancedSetop has given in order to get the latest version - They say the JRE version is the one to use if you are mostly using pre written programs -

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp -

This will install an "additional" new version , but not "replace" an existing one -

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@ swagger

Ohh yeah. IE does work better for some things. Such as copying and pasting pictures over from photobucket or something into an email body or sites that allow it in their chat forums, and sites where you can use rich text. I am not sure how it works in IE since I mainly use FF, but for example on this site you can make your text bold, blue, and underlined if you want (which I am sure you know already), but it shows the coding right away vs showing the actual rich text changes right away when you change it. I should just go on IE and see if it shows right away on here, hehe. Edit I'm on IE right now, and it does not show the rich text right away when you select it.

Yeah, I know Exile likes it with his settings and stuff :D I think also its safer and sounder in Vista with his settings and protections, I'm not sure if its the same in XP or not, if it would be as safe there as he has it for his Vista.

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IE is MUCH safer in Vista and Windows 7 then it is in XP because of Protected Mode (click the On link in my signature for details :D ).

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