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Java 8 Update 172


Java 8 Update 172 is a software program developed by Oracle. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 94% of users of Java 8 Update 172 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Help link: java.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_172\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F32180172F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Java 8 Update 172

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_172\bin\javaws.exe
  • installer.exe - Java Platform SE 8 U172 (Java Platform SE binary)

How do I remove Java 8 Update 172?

You can uninstall Java 8 Update 172 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 8 Update 172, 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 8 Update 172.

Win 10 65%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.12%
Windows 7 34.11%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.73%
Windows 10 Pro 13.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.40%
Windows 7 Professional 5.68%
Windows 8.1 3.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.34%
  France 2.91%
  United Kingdom 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.61%
  Spain 0.31%
  Belgium 0.15%
  Chile 0.15%
  Italy 0.15%
  Romania 0.15%
  Sweden 0.15%
  Singapore 0.15%
  South Africa 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.86%
Acer 22.63%
ASUS 14.40%
Dell 11.11%
Lenovo 5.76%
Toshiba 4.53%
Samsung 3.29%
Medion 1.65%
MSI 1.23%
Alienware 0.82%
Apple 0.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.59%
Acer Aspire 7720 3.45%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.76%
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 2.07%
HP Pavilion 14 Notebook P... 2.07%
MSI MS-7721 2.07%

About Oracle

Oracle specializes in developingcomputer hardware systems and enterprise software products such as database management systems.
Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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