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by   / May 07, 2014

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8 Update 192

  • Support for Customization of Default Enabled Cipher Suites via System Properties
  • JavaFX version 2.2.79.
  • This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update.


Publisher Sun Microsystems
Publisher web site
Release Date October 29, 2018
Date Added October 29, 2018
Version 8 Update 192


Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Java Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 71.36MB
File Name jre-8u192-windows-x64.exe


Total Downloads 5,770,046
Downloads Last Week 1,091


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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