Which JAVA Runtime to install? 32 bit or 64-Bit?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Matrix Leader, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    I installed the 64bit version of JAVA thinking that's all I'll need since I have a 64-Bit OS. But certain programs that require JAVA to operate, prompt to install JAVA as I don't have it installed...

    So what I tend to do is upon a format, is I install bot the 32 bit and 64 bit JAVA together.....is that right? or do you recommend not installing the 64 bit version at all?

    Please elaborate
     
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  2. mazodude

    mazodude MDL Junior Member

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    I have x64 but programmers are lazy (most not all) and just code for x86
    I have only installed java x86 and everything works fine.
     
  3. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Right, so that's what I'll do from now on....it's a shame you can't use JUST the x64 version :(
     
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  4. mazodude

    mazodude MDL Junior Member

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    It is a shame but when do you think java would ever need more than 4GB?
     
  5. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Haven't really thought of that you know....LOL....so 32 bit it is then :)
     
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  6. deMarchi

    deMarchi MDL Junior Member

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    I use ordinary java x64 from java.com. You just need specify path probably.
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If you use IE 32-bit then you have to have Java 32-bit
    If you use IE (or any other browser) 64-bit you need to have Java x64

    Still, some sites using Java do not play well with x64 (or at all as I found)
    So sadly, sticking with 32-bit is the best option

    But that negates having x64 OS in first place really

    sebus
     
  8. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Sad but true, that's for the explanation. Now it makes more sense
     
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  9. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    could be for the programs that you use, but for the programs I use, Java 64 bit works fine on win 7 64 bit. Can download from java site or from filehippo.
     
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  10. unknownzd

    unknownzd MDL Member

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    uh for Java program that launched from a web browser ........ you should choose the arch according to the web browser arch ........ currently most of the web browser are using x86 code set (except IE) so it should be better for you to install 32bits one ........
     
  11. DesertJerry

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    Win7 64-bit comes with two versions of Internet Explorer; 32-bit and 64-bit. To maintain compatibility with whatever version it is your are running at the time you must install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Java runtime.
     
  12. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    ...no conflicts with that? I mean I know you can have more than one JRE/JDK on a single machine, but could go bad in my experience
     
  13. kpo6969

    kpo6969 MDL Member

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    Absolutely correct. Also for Flash. 11.0 beta 1 has x64 also (1st update since 11/30/2010).
     
  14. DesertJerry

    DesertJerry MDL Novice

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    I found that if you install the Flash 11 32-bit beta on a 64-bit system then install Flash 11 beta 64 it removes the 32-bit version. Therefore, there is no need to install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Flash 11 beta on a 64-bit system; the Flash 11 beta 64 will do just fine and provide the necessary files for IE 32 or 64-it.