Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit)

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit)

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  • Version:
    7 Update 72
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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 12, 2014
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Editors' Review


Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for 64-bit Windows PCs contains the Java Virtual Machine, software libraries, components, and plug-ins that tons of programs, media, and Web sites need to display advanced multimedia content and animation. Version 7 Update 55 of Java's Standard Edition addresses 37 security vulnerabilities while reducing the frequency of security notifications in certain installations.


Answers the 64-bit question: Running 32-bit Java on 64-bit Windows involves compromises, such as Update issues. This version of Java is designed specifically for 64-bit Windows.

Plug-ins: The Java plug-in is critical to many Web applications, while Java Web Start deploys standalone apps over networks.

JavaFX: JRE now includes Java FX version 2.2.55.


Security: Some computer experts warn of vulnerabilities in Java that updates have failed to correct.

8 is enough? Java SE 8 is a major update that was released prior to version 7.55's release, though a major security update to version 8 has also been released. Confused? We don't blame you, but Java always bears watching, so check on your system's needs before upgrading.

Bottom Line:

If you're running 64-bit Windows, check your Java version and update it if necessary to JRE SE 7.55 for security and stability.

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5 stars

"a must have for gamers"

November 12, 2014  |  By joel.fenger

 |  Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 72


allows you to allocate more ram for games that allow it


every time java 32 bit installs you have to re-install the 64 bit version


if your a gamer you need this

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7 Update 72
  • JDK 7u71 (CPU) contains vulnerability fixes and JDK 7u72 (PSU) contains all the fixes from 7u71 plus additional non-critical stability fixes.
  • Change in javax.smartcardio.Card.disconnect(boolean reset) method behavior: Prior to the JDK 8u20 and JDK 7u72 releases, the javax.smartcardio.Card.disconnect(boolean reset) method had inverted logic for the 'reset' boolean value passed to it. The card was reset upon a disconnect if false was passed to it and vice versa. Starting with JDK 7u72 and JDK 8u20, the correct behavior as per API documentation has been implemented.
  • Bug Fixes: This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory. For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 7u72 Bug Fixes page. Area: security-libs/ Synopsis: Decrease the preference mode of RC4 in the enabled cipher suite list This fix decreases the preference of RC4 based cipher suites in the default enabled cipher suite list of SunJSSE provider.
Publisher Sun Microsystems
Publisher web site
Release Date November 12, 2014
Date Added November 12, 2014
Version 7 Update 72
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.58MB
File Name jre7-downloads-1880261.html
Total Downloads 4,562,102
Downloads Last Week 3,864
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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