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Old 05-12-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Uninstall Java without harm?


I recently installed Windows 7 and Java came along with that download.
I want to Uninstall Java but want to be sure that nothing harmful comes to the rest of my system and nothing other than Java is deleted.

Is there a special way to proceed?

Thanks
geoptoe49

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Old 05-12-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Assuming 7 still has Add/remove Programs in the Control Panel, find the JRE components and delete them. Only the Java files will be removed, and the only setback will be the constant "errors" that Java is needed to view all the content of many web pages.
 
Old 05-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
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Also, make sure no other program requires java on the system.
 
Old 05-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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I agree with the first response, sight unseen.

Win 7 does not install java.

And how does a newbie have zero posts ?
 
Old 05-12-2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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And how does a newbie have zero posts ?
By only posting in General.
 
Old 05-12-2011, 10:18 PM   #7
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"Y'know ... disk space is real cheap now ..."

Why not ... just let a sleeping dog lie?
 
Old 05-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #8
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I recently installed Windows 7 and Java came along with that download.
In other words, you downloaded and installed a pirate copy that had Java slipstreamed into it.

Your question doesn't belong on this site.

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Old 05-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #9
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geoptoe49 - I need to know, before this thread can proceed, is this a pirated copy of Windows or was it legally obtained? The answer will determine whether this thread can continue.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 06:58 PM   #10
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He's already told us:

Quote:
I recently installed Windows 7 and Java came along with that download.
Let's look at the four factors proving that it's pirated:
  1. he installed Windows 7 himself
  2. he obtained Windows 7 by downloading it
  3. Java was part of the installation
  4. he's asking here for help

It's only possible for all 4 conditions to be true if he downloaded a pirate copy. The first point eliminates the possibility that he could have legitimately gotten it with his computer. The second eliminates the possibility that he could have bought it. I'm aware that some legitimate copies (such as those on MSDNAA) are distributed as downloads, but read on. The third point indicates that someone had tampered with the installation media. Granted, this could be a system administrator... but that would invalidate the fourth point; he would not be requesting help here if that were the case. Therefore, the facts show that he's asking for help with pirated software. QED.

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Old 05-17-2011, 08:47 AM   #11
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