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Should I remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #9,167
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 126.86 days
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Average installed length: 279.02 days


1.4.2 100.00%

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Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2

What is Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE?

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine, and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language.


The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 8.7 MB (9,121,792 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\java\update\base images\j2re1.4.2-b28
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7148F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0142000}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2

  • cpudrv.sys
  • cpudrv64.sys
  • inteldriver.exe
  • srldetect_intel_4.5.22.0.dll (by Husdawg) - System Requirements Lab
  • utils.dll (by Intel) - Intel® WiDi (Platform Detection Library)
  • utils64.dll (by Intel)

How do I remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE?

You can uninstall Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.12%
Windows XP 37.01%
Windows 10 8.24%
Windows Vista 7.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 36.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.02%
Windows 7 Professional 8.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.99%
Windows 10 Home 2.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.85%
  Germany 12.19%
  United Kingdom 5.42%
  France 2.71%
  Italy 2.71%
  Canada 2.34%
  India 1.72%
  Portugal 1.48%
  Israel 1.23%
  Belgium 1.11%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Thailand 0.99%
  Taiwan 0.99%
  Australia 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.73%
Hewlett-Packard 22.31%
Acer 10.22%
ASUS 8.33%
Intel 6.45%
Toshiba 5.91%
American Megatrends 5.38%
Sahara 4.30%
Lenovo 2.42%
Gateway 1.61%
Medion 1.34%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 4.02%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.45%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.87%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.87%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite A30 2.30%

Publisher URL: www.oracle.com/us/sun/index.htm

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Dashover a year ago
I have tried to remove Java 2 Runtime Enviroment SE v1.4.2 but it does not give me the option to remove program there is not selection to remove or change.