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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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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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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 is about 8.7 MB (9,121,792 bytes) when donwloaded.

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

How do I remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE?

Quickly and completely remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 43%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.69%
Windows XP 38.91%
Windows Vista 7.95%
Windows 8 6.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 38.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.71%
Windows 7 Professional 8.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.18%
Windows 8.1 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.72%
  Germany 11.73%
  United Kingdom 5.67%
  France 2.90%
  Canada 2.64%
  Italy 2.50%
  India 1.71%
  Portugal 1.45%
  Thailand 1.45%
  Israel 1.32%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Taiwan 1.19%
  Australia 1.05%
  Brazil 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.41%
Hewlett-Packard 20.29%
Acer 10.59%
ASUS 8.53%
Intel 7.06%
Toshiba 6.47%
American Megatrends 6.18%
Sahara 4.41%
Lenovo 2.06%
Gateway 1.76%
Medion 1.18%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 4.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.03%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.42%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.42%
Dell OptiPlex 380 1.82%

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.