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Mom2han8

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I have all of the following Java software on my computer... they take up a ton of space on my hard drive. Is it safe to remove the older ones and keep the newest one? This is what I have, followed by the amount of memory it is using.

J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3 (117.0 MB)
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_06 (108.00 MB)
Java ™ 6 Update 11 (90.49MB)
Java ™ 6 Update 2 (111.00 MB)
Java ™ 6 Update 3 (111.00 MB)
Java ™ 6 Update 5 (114.00 MB)
Java ™ 6 Update 6 (114.00 MB)

Any information/guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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DragonMaster Jay

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Welcome to Geeks to Go!

Absolutely. It is more secure to remove old updates, because older updates have vulnerabilities.

See this article: http://www.makeuseof...our-windows-pc/

Edited by DragonMaster Jay, 11 June 2009 - 01:02 PM.

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Please download JavaRa from the link in my signature below to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder

* Run JavaRa.exe, pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
* Accept any prompts.
* Open JavaRa.exe again and select Search For Updates.
* Select Update Using Sun Java's Website then click Search and click on the Open Webpage button. Download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version for your computer.
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You copied the entire process from the link I provided. LOL
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This from Java.com:

Can I remove the older versions and do I need multiple versions of Java installed on my system?

More links:

Test whether Java is working - http://www.java.com/...help/testvm.xml

Do I have Java? - http://www.java.com/.......t=jre&try=1

Java for Windows - Firefox/Mozilla - http://www.java.com/...www.java.com:80

Java Downloads for All Operating Systems - http://www.java.com/...load/manual.jsp

General Questions (FAQs) - http://www.java.com/...dex_general.xml

Error Messages - http://www.java.com/...index_error.xml
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Actually I didn't copy it as I've had those steps since February when I was infected with a virus. I kept them and have them in a instruction list I have just for this kind of issue.
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Thank you all very much! I followed your instructions and now have only one version of Java running... of course I could not install the latest version, as my "firewall" would not let me... and I have to ask my husband what that is and how to disable it so I can install Java Update 14... sad, but true!
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