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    Is Java needed in Windows 8 and 8.1? It said it will only work on desktop mode on 8 and 8.1. Is it needed?

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    Personally I don't have it installed at all. With Java and any other add-on they aren’t necessary until you need to view a website that needs them and will alert you if you want to install it and I just simply answer no.
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    Some websites and applications require Java, most do not. Java is a well known security risk so unless you have a known need for it you are probably best off not installing it.

    I uninstalled Java a long time ago and do not miss it.

    Edit: Windows 8 does not come with Java and most users never install it.
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