JAVA

The newest version of JAVA is 7 update 76 and 8 update 31 (January 20, 2015)

1.        To update Java:
           Windows 7 and 8: Click Start > Control Panel
           Type Java in the Search Control Panel located in the upper right corner. Windows 8 has the search bar as well from the home screem. Just move your cursor to the RIGHT side of  the screen to have a "tab" pop out with the search bar.

2.        Launch the Java Control Panel by double-clicking on the Java icon. The Java Control Panel appears.

3.        Click the Update tab to access the settings - If you don't see the "Update" tab please visit http://www.java.com/en/ or call the Help Desk

4.        Click "Update Now"

Manual Uninstall

You can uninstall older versions of Java manually in the same way as you would uninstall any other software from your Windows computer.

Older versions of Java may appear in the program list as J2SE, Java 2, Java SE or Java Runtime Environment.

Windows 8 - Uninstall Programs

  1. Right-click on the screen at bottom-left corner and choose the Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
  2. When the Control Panel appears, choose Uninstall a Program from the Programs category.
  3. Select the program to uninstall and then click its Uninstall button.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the program uninstall.

 

Windows 7 and Vista - Uninstall Programs

  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Click Programs and Features
  5. Select the program you want to uninstall by clicking on it, and then click the Uninstall button.

You may need administrator privileges to remove programs. 

Windows XP - Uninstall Programs

  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Click the Add/Remove Programs control panel icon
  4. The Add/Remove control panel displays a list of software on your system, including any Java software products that are on your computer. Select any that you want to uninstall by clicking on it, and then click the Remove button.

Add/Remove Control Panel: Remove Java Runtime Environment