Something that still causes a lot of trouble on many Windows 7 x64 machines is Java. Java is needed for all those cool web 2.0 applications and for games like Minecraft, but it’s also a resource hog and is often causing a very high CPU load, therefore many people deactive it completely. Nonetheless, it’s an important download.
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Download Windows 7 64-bit
Download the 64-bit JRE here:
The JDK includes a 64-bit plugin for Windows. The JRE does not include this plugin, so you will have to download this large file in some cases. You can download it here:
Windows x64 self-extracting JDK file
Java Windows 7 64bit JDK, 120 MB
MD5 (jdk-7u45-windows-x64.exe) = 81BF3218A2EEC7963B979187FB4109F30
FAQ: What Java Version Do I Need?
Can I install multiple versions of Java on my system? Answer: Yes, you can install Java 32-bit and Java 64-bit on your system
Can I install older versions of Java? Answer: Yes, you can download two 64-bit Java versions belows. One is the 6u24 (latest) and an older version 6u18.
What is the difference between JDK and JRE? Answer: JDK stands for Java Development Kit and JRE stands for Java Runtime Environment. If you are not a developer, you need the JRE.
How can I check what Java is installed on my PC?
There’s a very easy way to do that and you can also find out weather you are already running Java 64-bit or not.
Go to the website: Java Check Website
What is Java 64-bit needed for?
Answer: For a 64-bit browser.
Yes, you can run Java 32-bit on your x64 Windows 7 system, but if you download and install Java 64-bit, you can also run any 64-bit browser. Firefox for example offers a 64-bit browser for Windows 7 x64. By default, Windows 7 includes a x32 and x64 edition of the Internet Explorer 8.
IE9 64-bit location:
- IE9 32-bit: C:/Program Files (x86)/Internet Explorer/
- IE9 64-bit: C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer/
Firefox 64-bit download:
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