Do you install Java x64?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by ian82, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I have a 64 bit OS but my browser is 32 bit, I never installed Java x64 only the x86 version

    do you install the x64 version and why would one need it?

    I noticed that when the Java updater starts to update, it only updates the x86 version and ignores the x64 version. what the duck? :busted_blue:
     
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  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Already answered the question yourself :D. Why install unneeded runtimes?

    On the other hand there also exist 64-bit versions of most browsers, so if you want to use java with them, guess what would be needed to install...:cool2:.
     
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  3. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    x64 bit java is only needed in special cases. For example, if you try to run the game MineCraft it will suggest x64 bit java for better performance.
     
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  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Or if you use Flashtool on x64 OS.
     
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  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I understand, so I guess for the casual user, it is not n33d3d
     
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  6. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    if you are using Windows 8 x64 than you require both 32&64 bit java.
    Browser from main media tile of explorer is 64bit browser and the regular IE link on desktop or start menu is 32 bit.
     
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Very informative to know about the present largely uselessness of Java x64. Yet I install both x64 and x86 simply because it causes no problems in download size, install times, or performance.
     
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  8. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    I only install x64 Java in x64 Windows. None of my browsing experience is affected in any way without 32-bit Java (I use Chrome, which afaik only comes in 32-bit).

    I only install Java for ADB tools and Minecraft though, and in the event I decide to actually start some Java development.
     
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    The real question is, why do you install java at all. I haven't installed it for the last 7 months and I haven't missed it even 1 second.
     
  10. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    because I dont want to come across a website which doesn't work coz of missing Java
     
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