Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Wrong Version!"

    April 23, 2014  |   By BearPuppy

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 55

    Pros

    As I was checking that all my plugins were up-to-date, I came across a site that said there was a new version available - 8 update 5, which I successfully updated to. But, see the Summary below.

    Cons

    Besides the unclear upgrade path, none that I'm aware of.

    Summary

    A few days after updating to version 8, I get the CNET announcement that Version 7, Update 55 was available. Wanting to use the latest version I ran the Version 7 update, at the end of which the installer stated that I was using the latest version - 8, update 5!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great for me"

    March 18, 2014  |   By aissacf2014

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 51

    Pros

    Works great for me. Finally Oracle has tweaked the security settings to be safe by default. And now devs have started crypto signing their applets (ie Keepvid.com to download YT vids). Good change! Also Vuze, Jitsi and the rest of my Java desktop apps run just fine.

    Cons

    None if you use this offline installer.

    Summary

    Beefed up security. Now devs have started crypto signing their applets (ie Keepvid.com to download YT vids). Good change! Also Vuze, Jitsi and the rest of my Java desktop apps run just fine.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Will not work even with system restore"

    February 6, 2014  |   By ljs26

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 51

    Pros

    Absolutely none.

    Cons

    Lack of support unless I want to pay $25/hour for it. I have tried to download it 8 separate times without any success. If I could find an alternative I would get it in a heart beat.

    Summary

    Very, very disappointed with java. I always thought of it as a company with integrity. Guess I was wrong.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    December 22, 2013  |   By GCG1000

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    performs all functions i need.

    Cons

    none at this time

    Summary

    Need JRE then get it; it's free.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "makes most online sites run"

    November 10, 2013  |   By Hawksterh

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    Great for getting business done

    Cons

    In windows explorer I have to remember to turn it on every time.
    Firefox does not have this problem

    Summary

    A needed program for most internet sites

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  • 5.0 stars

    "important for the browser,works very good"

    October 30, 2013  |   By edwinamorse45

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    It's nice to have a download for it so it can be installed on computers that aren't connected to the internet.

    Cons

    I keep getting a message fatal error in my blue screen somthing about bad i installed the 64 edition and got rid of the regular rutime java havent had any problems

    Summary

    important for the browser,works very good.I keep getting a message fatal error in my blue screen somthing about bad i installed the 64 edition and got rid of the regular rutime java havent had any problems

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Poor software is poor"

    October 30, 2013  |   By LoneWolfUK

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    None I could find

    Cons

    What a piece of junk, all Java software lags like crazy on my PC.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "works well and trouble free download"

    October 23, 2013  |   By ludwig7229

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 45

    Pros

    works well and trouble free download

    Cons

    Works well with few "too much" hacker help, nice to see so few offerings, nice to have it work WITHOUT too much hacker help, almost looked like a programmer wrote it

    Summary

    Works well with few "too much" hacker help, nice to see so few offerings, nice to have it work WITHOUT too much hacker help, almost looked like a programmer wrote it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it is supposed to do. Thanks CNET ! ! !"

    July 7, 2013  |   By rjfrech

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 25

    Pros

    Does what it is supposed to do. Thanks CNET ! ! !

    Cons

    No cons that I can see.

    Summary

    Does what it is supposed to do. Thanks CNET ! ! !

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Clogged my computer, froze it solid, lousy program !"

    June 1, 2013  |   By DAVolunteer70

    Version: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) 7 Update 21

    Pros

    Haven't found one yet! They should never had put this "update" out there for download in my opinion, on my and many friend's computers it constantly freezes screens, jams games, you have to constantly re-boot, I've even had it interfere with my operating system Registry several times and caused twice the dreaded "Blue Screen" that signifies your computer is dying! I managed by hard work to bring it back to Life- but can't seem to remove this "update" and restore my computer to an earlier safe version as this program interferes with that also!

    Cons

    See Above - and frankly there are so MANY CONS to this software update I'd just rather delete the whole thing but I have games on Facebook I like to play and they unfortunately run on JAVA.

    Summary

    Totally LOUSY PROGRAM UPDATE - the developers should all be fired !

    Updated on Jun 1, 2013

    I hate this program.

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