Java 6 vs Java7

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    I noticed that even Java 6 got a recent update so both are being updated.

    When installing Java 6, it installs the JAVA PLUGIN ON my firefox, but with Java 7 it doesn't install it

    So Im thinking, why are there 2 JAVAs and which one do y'all install?

    I usually install both the 64 bit and 32 bit variant of the Java
     
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    It does for me! Eventually v6 will be fazed out so I use v7 both 32bit & 64bit. You probably need to do a clean uninstall with this tool JavaRa http://singularlabs.com/software/javara/ then install the offline v7.

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  3. MikeBCda

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    Starting with one of the recent (aren't they all? ;) ) versions of Firefox, FF will disable any outdated version of Java you've got installed. That's probably why it won't accept the update to v6. Apparently this even applies to updates, so 7U7 will shortly become unusable in Firefox if it isn't already, although I'd assume they allow a grace period if you can't get the latest update immediately.
     
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    doesn't hapen to me, I did install both the 32 bit and 64 bit version of 7 and this is on a freshly formatted system.

    I was told once that for the plugin to be installed in Java 7, there is a special command you need to turn the installer with but I don't know it
     
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