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Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

  1. #1


    JethroUK© Guest

    Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    The web site says "allows end-users to run Java applications."

    e.g. ?????????

    I can't remember how i ended up with it on my machine

    I can't run java (mobile) games that are on my machine (which would've been
    nice)

    And it seems to be running in the systray like it's important

    Shall I just get rid or will the world blow up?


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  2. #2


    Gordon Guest

    Re: Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    "JethroUK©" <reply@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eBWBrYgOJHA.4424@xxxxxx

    > Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?
    >
    There are many third-party applications that need Java. You obviously
    installed one that does.


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  3. #3


    Spirit Guest

    Re: Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    You can use the Java Settings to remove it from tray when not needed.

    Control Panel - Java or try RIGHT clicking on Java in tray.

    "JethroUK©" <reply@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:eBWBrYgOJHA.4424@xxxxxx

    > Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?
    >
    > The web site says "allows end-users to run Java applications."
    >
    > e.g. ?????????
    >
    > I can't remember how i ended up with it on my machine
    >
    > I can't run java (mobile) games that are on my machine (which would've been
    > nice)
    >
    > And it seems to be running in the systray like it's important
    >
    > Shall I just get rid or will the world blow up?
    >

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  4. #4


    Leonard Grey Guest

    Re: Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    If you never go to web pages that use Java applets, and you do not now
    or in the future plan to have any software that uses Java applets, you
    have no need for the JRE.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare Humanum Est

    JethroUK© wrote:

    > Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?
    >
    > The web site says "allows end-users to run Java applications."
    >
    > e.g. ?????????
    >
    > I can't remember how i ended up with it on my machine
    >
    > I can't run java (mobile) games that are on my machine (which would've
    > been nice)
    >
    > And it seems to be running in the systray like it's important
    >
    > Shall I just get rid or will the world blow up?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    JethroUK© Guest

    Re: Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    I have uninstalled it - actually found 2 versions of it installed?

    If i "ever" need it i'm sure it will find it's way back onto my machine


    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uqh7AigOJHA.3968@xxxxxx

    > If you never go to web pages that use Java applets, and you do not now or
    > in the future plan to have any software that uses Java applets, you have
    > no need for the JRE.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare Humanum Est
    >
    > JethroUK© wrote:

    >> Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?
    >>
    >> The web site says "allows end-users to run Java applications."
    >>
    >> e.g. ?????????
    >>
    >> I can't remember how i ended up with it on my machine
    >>
    >> I can't run java (mobile) games that are on my machine (which would've
    >> been nice)
    >>
    >> And it seems to be running in the systray like it's important
    >>
    >> Shall I just get rid or will the world blow up?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Leonard Grey Guest

    Re: Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    Won't take too long.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare Humanum Est

    JethroUK© wrote:

    > I have uninstalled it - actually found 2 versions of it installed?
    >
    > If i "ever" need it i'm sure it will find it's way back onto my machine
    >
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:uqh7AigOJHA.3968@xxxxxx

    >> If you never go to web pages that use Java applets, and you do not now
    >> or in the future plan to have any software that uses Java applets, you
    >> have no need for the JRE.
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare Humanum Est
    >>
    >> JethroUK© wrote:

    >>> Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?
    >>>
    >>> The web site says "allows end-users to run Java applications."
    >>>
    >>> e.g. ?????????
    >>>
    >>> I can't remember how i ended up with it on my machine
    >>>
    >>> I can't run java (mobile) games that are on my machine (which
    >>> would've been nice)
    >>>
    >>> And it seems to be running in the systray like it's important
    >>>
    >>> Shall I just get rid or will the world blow up?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    C A Upsdell Guest

    Re: Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?

    JethroUK© wrote:

    >>> Why do i need Java SE Runtime Environment?
    >
    > I have uninstalled it - actually found 2 versions of it installed?
    Yeah, the Sun installation procedure does not automatically uninstall
    older versions, AFAIK because older versions *may* be needed for older
    applications. This can result in a very large number of versions being
    installed. Uninstalling an old version should be okay, because you can
    re-install it later if it turns out to be needed.

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