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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for Windows

By Sun MicrosystemsFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

  • Run Java applications on your Windows computer
  • Last updated on 02/06/24
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Java Standard Edition (SE) is a free software bundle that provides the Java Runtime Environment and the libraries and components you need to display a wide range of programs and Web content on 32-bit Windows PCs. It includes the Java plug-in for Web browsers and Java Web Start for deploying standalone apps written in Java over the Internet or other networks. Java SE Version 7 Update 55 addresses 37 security vulnerabilities.

Pros

You probably need it: Lots of Web sites and programs depend on Java to run. Up-to-date Java libraries and components keep your content fresh.

Now with JavaFX: Java version 7 Update 55 includes JavaFX, the latest software platform and the new standard for Java-rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Cons

Security issues: Some computer security experts have raised warning flags about vulnerabilities in Java and its components. Java 7.55 addresses many security issues, but staying informed will help you stay safe.

What's up with 8? A major update to Java SE, version 8, has also been released. Which version is right for you depends on your system, online habits, and other factors.

Bottom Line

Java SE Version 7 Update 55 installed easily and seamlessly in our system. Most of what Java does only becomes apparent when it's missing or disabled, so keep your installation up to date.


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Full Specifications

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 8-UPDATE-401
All the release notes can be found at https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/release_changes.xml
GENERAL
Release
February 6, 2024
Latest update
February 6, 2024
Version
8-update-401
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 11, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
15,448,954
Downloads Last Week
308
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Developer's Description

Run Java applications on your Windows computer.

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine, and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. In addition, two key deployment technologies are part of the JRE: Java Plug-in, which enables applets to run in popular browsers; and Java Web Start, which deploys standalone applications over a network. This is the official Java Download from Sun Microsystems.

Java Runtime Environment is in the Other Browser Add-ons & Plug-ins category of the Browsers section.