Java is a software platform that provides resources for a number of programs. It allows applications to run on a number of Operating Systems. Java is also used in mobile phones and handheld devices. Users may encounter Java applets or plug-ins necessary to view some programs published on the World Wide Web.
Many applications and online games need a Java platform to run. However, it does not come pre-installed with Windows Vista. You will need to install and activate the latest version of Java for Windows Vista before you can run the programs. The software is free and readily available.
To download the latest version of Java:
- Visit the official Java website and find the latest version. Check Java’s system requirements and see if you have enough memory space available.
- Verify if your computer already has a Java installed. Click “Do I Have Java?” and then “Verify Installation.”
- Go to “All Java Downloads.” Pick the Java for Windows Vista and decide whether you want an online or offline version. (The offline version consumes roughly 6 additional megabytes compared to the online version of the hard drive.
- Hit the “Start Download” button. If a security warning appears, let the Web browser allow the installation of the ActiveX control.
- If prompted, reset your computer. This is for the Java installation to take effect.
To activate Java:
- Open the Internet Explorer Web surfer. Click “Tools,” located on the upper right potion of the page.
- Go to “Internet Options.” It can be identified through the icon that looks like a cup of coffee.
- Click the “Advanced” tab.
- Find the “Java” section in the Settings list. (If you can’t find the Java section, Java is most likely not installed correctly.)
- Once you have located the “Java” section, click on the option under Java to enable the software. Then, click OK.
- Uncheck the option to disable Java.
Once installed, you can now visit websites requiring a Java platform in their design. The software will be activated automatically. Once Java is installed, it will automatically check for updates and prompt the user when there is one available.
To uninstall Java:
- Click the Start button of Windows.
- Go to Control Panel and proceed to “Uninstall or Change Program.”
- Look for Java in the roster of programs. Hit the “Remove” button.
Java software is used to make and present animated Web content. It can be employed for many different purposes, including animated videos and other programs.