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Java SE Runtime Environment 7 update 11 released

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  • Started 3 years ago by Straspey
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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Posted yesterday 
Posts: 556

Oracle has moved quickly to provide an update for the current version of Java which has recently been in the news regarding a serious security hole.

The problem version of Java is 7 update 10

You can now download update 11 directly from the Oracle website:

I use the "offline" installation function, which allows for more user control.

Make sure to un-install all older versions of Java FIRST, via the Control Panel add/remove function. Reboot your computer - then install the update version 7_11 which you just downloaded from Oracle.

I realize there is a lot of anti-Java sentiment in some circles, however for those who are using it - it is highly recommended that you apply this update asap.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 14920

BUMP for Others to Update to New 7_11 Security Release.

Thanks Straspey !

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 556

Rick -

It's a good thing that you bumped my post, because the link from my original post has changed somehow, and will now take you to an update page for Java 6

Ignore that link and do this instead:

Follow THIS link:

Scroll down, and in the area for "Java Platform, Standard Edition" look on the right-hand column

Click on the blue Download button for JRE

On the next page, you will see a gray box in which you must click on the "Accept License Agreement" option.

After doing that, scroll down the menu of all the various installation packages to near the bottom and look for:

"Windows x86 Offline 30.02 MB jre-7u11-windows-i586.exe"

Download that file and be sure to remember where it's saved on your computer.

After the download is complete, close all browsers and other work.

Open Control Panel and under the add/remove (uninstall) option, locate and uninstall ALL older versions of Java, one at a time.

After you're sure they have all been removed -- Reboot Your Computer (Very important)

Once you've rebooted and your system is up and running again, find the "jre-7u11-windows-i586.exe" file you downloaded and run the program, which will install the new update.

After you receive the confirmation that Java has been installed, you can go to the following link to check to see if Java is running properly and confirm you have the latest version:

NOTE: - If you have disabled the Java Plugin in your browser, you will need to re-enable it in order to run the verification. The link does NOT install any applets or active-x add-ons - it just detects and verifies your version of Java.

Thanks again to Rick for bumping the topic.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 2045

Good links, and for those who cannot remember what they have re Java on the computer.

Strapsey's Link will tell you


Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 107

Thanks all ! Worked beautifully. I'm sure you have saved me and others a lot of head scratching and hassle.

Posted 3 years ago
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Posted 3 years ago

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