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How to install Java on Windows 8?


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#1
I have IE10 and Chrome version 24 on my Windows 8 desktop.

I have gone to java.com/en/download/win.jsp?locale=en and downloaded Java onto my laptop. I then right click on the file and click "Run as administrator". It then asks me if I want to give approval to run the executable and I answer yes. At this point, nothing happens.

I have tried this with Chrome and IE 10 and I have tried to install it from the Desktop screen.

Could someone please tell me how to correctly install Java as I can't seem to be able to do so.

Thank you

Carmen
 

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#2
I have IE10 and Chrome version 24 on my Windows 8 desktop.

I have gone to java.com/en/download/win.jsp?locale=en and downloaded Java onto my laptop. I then right click on the file and click "Run as administrator". It then asks me if I want to give approval to run the executable and I answer yes. At this point, nothing happens.

I have tried this with Chrome and IE 10 and I have tried to install it from the Desktop screen.

Could someone please tell me how to correctly install Java as I can't seem to be able to do so.

Thank you

Carmen

You need both 32 & 64 bit java in windows 8.
Just running the exe should work.
You don't need to run as administrator.
Have you tried here--

How do I test whether Java is working on my computer

The java site has lots of help articles.

 

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OldMX

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#3
Java is a serious security thread, National Security Agency recommended not to upgrade to latest version, but to fully uninstall that product, unless you really need it.
 

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#4
I sent the java people a problem report.
I am waiting to get a response.
You can send a report/complaint to them here--

Java Technology, Report an issue

By the way my java-- 32 & 64 bit --suddenly stopped working & I removed them.
I tried re-installing them but failed.
Hence the bug report to sun.com !
I hope they get back to me.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
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    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
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    AMD K140
    Cores 2
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    Package Socket FT1 BGA
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    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
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    Browser
    Opera 24.0
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#5
Java is a serious security thread, National Security Agency recommended not to upgrade to latest version, but to fully uninstall that product, unless you really need it.
​Maybe new installs of java have been stopped by the java people because of this security threat !???
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
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    Stepping 0
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    Browser
    Opera 24.0
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Frank1

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#6
The way things are now, I would stay away from Java unless you really need it.
 

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jasmine

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#7
Hello,

My pc said my java version is too old aand that i need to install the latest , but when i do, it reports an error saying it wont be able to download it. what should i do too?

Thanks in advance.
 

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  • OS
    windows 8

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