Uninstalling Java updates?

By Xfactor
May 26, 2008
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  1. Hi,

    I have 3 java updates (2,3,5)in my control panel that seem to be taking up alot of usage 111.00 MB, 111.00MB & 114.00 MB.

    Can I uninstall any or all of these??? Do I really need all three? ty
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    Go ahead and uninstall the older versions. Occasionally, some applications will run with one version but not another for some reason but generally I would uninstall the old versions.
  3. Xfactor

    Xfactor Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Okay Thankyou,

    One more Q:

    Should I uninstall any of these:

    1.MS.net framework 2.0 SP1/184 MB
    a. MS compression client1 for windows Xp/Remove only

    2.MS office standard/126MB

    3.MS proffesional edition/112MB
    a.MS user mode driver framework feature pack 1/Remove only

    4.MS visual c+ 2005 redistributable/5.2MB

    As you see, I have no idea what these are, or even if I need them.
    Any suggestions??

    Note: Just installed servive pack 3 a few days ago.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    I haven't installed SP3 myself. I don't know about all of those items. You might need some of them to run some applications. I've uninstalled MS visual c+ 2005 without problems. I know you need .NET framework in order to install ATI's Catalyst Control Center. There might be other things that require it as well.
  5. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    I am running Jave 6 in the Control Panel.
    The add remove has 5 and 6 listed.I think i can remove 5.
    But i honestly don't know either what it does,but was prompted to install it.
  6. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    ATI options

    You do need all .NET framework for ATI's CCC.I took their advice and
    just installed the drivers for my system. I have Radeon x1650/512 card.
    Works well this way with latest drivers only.
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    The most current Jave is v6 u6:
    http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

    Most Java updates are for security reason, so it is best to uninstall earlier versions and updates.

    It is not possible to say without knowing what's on your system. #3 MS Professional Edition- Professional "what"?
  8. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    My Java

    Is this what you want to know ?
    Should i remove 5 and leave 6 ?
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    zipperman, the Java image doesn't give us any useful information except that 'check for update automatically' is checked. "Uncheck" that and click on Yes when asked to verify. This is not a process you want starting at boot, running in the background and contacting the internet daily looking for updates. The process shows as 'jusched.exe' in the Task Manager.

    The most current Java is version 6 update 6. All other entries should be removed. Unfortunately, Java doesn't overwrite when updating.

    Xfactor , As far as the other installed program you asked about, there is nothing I see that I would recommend uninstalling now. However the 'MS VisualC+ redistributable' was a downloadable program. Here is information on that: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_C++

    The most current version is Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) You will need to decide if you need this program: Microsoft Downloads: http://tinyurl.com/yw3sch

    You still don't tell us what "3.MS professional edition/112MB" is. As for the Net Framework, if you're using any program that require this, such a MS Money, you need to leave it and accept updates as sent.
  10. Xfactor

    Xfactor Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Okey dokey!

    Thanks for all your replys.


    Bob, it just says Microsoft office "97, proffesional edition! Thats it?(no MB)
  11. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    My latest

    It says i have the latest update,6.0_05
    That and 6.0_03 are in the Java folder.
     
  12. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Update to 6.0_06

    Had to go to website to update.Deleteted and uninstalled 03 and 05.


    http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
  13. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    You had left out the word "Office 97"- just put "Professional" and don't have the version of the 'Standard.'
    Xfactor, please check this Google search page on the Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition. http://tinyurl.com/3tkdrs

    I don't have either of these, but would think if you had and are using the Pro version, you wouldn't need the standard. But I don't know if they are both '97'. However, check the functions of each, see what you use and need and decide whether to keep both or remove one.
  14. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    Re most current Java update:

    Begin quote from my scan:
    Oops! You don't have the recommended Java installed.
    Your Java version is Version 6 Update 5. Please click the button below to get the recommended Java for your computer.

    NOTE: If you recently completed your Java software installation, you may need to restart your browser (close all browser windows and re-open) before verifying your installation.
    Download Free Java for Windows
    Windows Vista, XP, and 2000 Server
    Version 6 Update 6
    End quote

    NOTE: v6 u6 is the most current. Delete others after update.

    Edit: Watch it! Installing from that site has an installer for Open Office Java checked. You will have to uncheck it if you don't want it. Also, remember to go to Control Panel> Java> Update tab and "uncheck" to 'check for updates automatically> Yes> Apply> OK.

    It is not recommended you run the jusched update process.
  15. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Who are you posting to ?

    If it's me
    I feel i have the latest from the Sun Website.
    Java Standard Edition 6
    Version 6 update 6(build 1.6.0_06-b02.
    I did,
    NOTE: If you recently completed your Java software installation, you may need to restart your browser (close all browser windows and re-open) before verifying your installation.
  16. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

  17. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Do you mean this option ?

    I see no - sign.Learned nothing from your link.
  18. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    I use dthe link to back up my recommendation about stopping Java from automatically checking for updates. Some of us enjoy the learning process. Others think they know it all. At any rate, I covered the bases.
  19. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    Thanks i guess

    I don't know it all,just learn how by reading software options, as my attachment shows.
    I manually check when i feel like it.
    Jave is just an optional addition.
    I have lived without it.
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