Whole buncha J2SE Runtime Environment updates in add/remove programs: Why? Delete?

By rthings
Mar 21, 2007
  1. Hi - I noticed that in add/remove programs I've got the J2SE runtime environment 5.0 - and updates number 2, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11. These weigh in at about 100-120mb each... should I be deleting any of them or don't dare? (Are they cumulative, in other words.)
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Uninstall them all, except for the latest update 11.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    Howard is correct -- one caution; there's a difference between the
    JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and JDK (Java Development Kit)

    You may keep ONE of each.

    Personally, I set an ENVIRONMENT var JAVARTE=c:\path\to\specific and then
    reference it as %JAVARTE% where necessary.
  4. rthings

    rthings TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you both. :)
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