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    windows 7

    java not working windows 8


    i have installed java, but everytime i go on a website that requires it, it still says i dont have java, but it is installed on my computer. can anyone help

    i tried on chrome and ie

    yes i installed the latest one (update 9?)
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    Hi moe6142. Welcome to EightForums.

    Does it show up in Control Panel? Have you looked at settings there?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Are you talking about the Metro browser, or the desktop browser? Not sure if Java works in Metro.
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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    The only plug in that works in the Modern UI version of IE is the scaled-down version of Flash that is pre-packaged with the browser. In order to use any plug-ins, you need to open IE on the Desktop.
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  5. #5


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    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Are you talking about the Metro browser, or the desktop browser? Not sure if Java works in Metro.
    i am not talking about the metro, i am talking about the normal browsers
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    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi moe6142. Welcome to EightForums.

    Does it show up in Control Panel? Have you looked at settings there?
    yes it shows up in control panel...what about the settings?
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    Ok. So, obviously it's installed. Good.

    FYI, Mystere and Kebero are correct in that it's not an add-on in Modern (Metro) version.

    A few things to check via desktop version:

    IE -> Tools -> Manage add-ons. In that window highlight Toolbar and Extensions in left column. Is Java enabled? If not, enable. BTW, I have two listed. SSV Helper and 2 SSV helper.

    Control Panel -> Java -> Java tab -> View. Check to make sure it is enabled in User and System tabs.
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  8. #8


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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Are you running the 64bit version of Windows 8? You will need to install both the 32bit and 64bit versions of Java.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    ya im in the same boat. i cant get java to work at all in windows 8 no matter what browser i use. IE and chrome will not let me go on java games. i tryed to allow it threw the firewall but it sill wont let me into java games...i need help.
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  10. #10


    Welcome to EightForums, toddphillipo.

    Have you tried all the suggested above? I'm also seeing a pattern here in the OP is using IE and Chrome. Which is your default browser?
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