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premieji

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:) Hi - I know nothing about computers so need help. I have a slow boot-up acer laptop using Win XP (home use and email only - nothing fancy) and am trying to create more memory to speed up boot up times. I decided to delete programs that I do not use. I noticed a certain program "J2SE runtime environment 5.0 Update 10" and wondered what it was - it is using 125 MB which seems a lot, so if I don't need it, I would like to delete it. Is it safe to get rid of it - I don't write programs or programming scripts so why do I need this (I have already deleted the earlier version 5.0). Thanking you.
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That allows java script files to be used in a web browser. You can delete it but when you come across a site that uses it, it will prompt you to download it.

What you can do is go to Start -> Run -> type "msconfig" without the quotes and hit enter.

click the startup tab

Scroll through the list until you see Java listed and uncheck it, then reboot.

That will take it out of the startup where its not needed. That way it will only come on when its needed.
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I wouldn't remove it myself. Microsoft has discontinued Java Virtual Machine, which they weren't keeping up to date in any case, so you could be without any kind of Java applications, which is very inconvenient now. You would be much better just to add some memory to your machine, it's very easy to do and not that expensive at this time.
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also...you're referencing "memory" incorrectly.....what you're cleaning up is hard drive space...which....on the whole doesn't effect boot time....the "memory" you're wanting to talk about is your RAM not your hard drive...the only way to increase that is to add more physical ram to your computer
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My suggestion was not to uninstall, but to stop it from starting when it boots up. Saving a little RAM on bootup.
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