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Should I remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v_12?

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7% remove it93% keep it
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1.4.2_12 96.61% 1.69% 1.69%

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Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_12

What is Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v_12?

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 most common release is 1.4.2_12, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 130.09 KB (133,213 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-00B0D0142120}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 130.09 KB

How do I remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v_12?

Quickly and completely remove Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_12 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 v_12 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_12, 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 v_12.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista 2%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.83%
Windows XP 39.66%
Windows Vista 10.34%
Windows 8 3.45%
Windows Server 2003 1.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.07%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows Vista Business 5.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.33%
  Italy 8.00%
  India 6.67%
  Canada 4.00%
  Romania 2.67%
  Hong Kong 1.33%
  Chile 1.33%
  Singapore 1.33%
  France 1.33%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Argentina 1.33%
  Japan 1.33%
  Israel 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.18%
Dell 29.41%
Intel 7.84%
ASUS 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
American Megatrends 3.92%
Acer 3.92%
Compaq 1.96%
Common models
Dell Latitude D630 4.08%
HCL Infosystems Limited H... 4.08%
Dell OptiPlex 755 4.08%
Packard Bell imedia S3810 4.08%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 4.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A20... 2.04%

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


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