Java is a technology used to create interactive or animated web content, such as games or advanced financial applications. Java programs are downloaded automatically to your computer when you use them and don’t usually require special installation. To run Java programs in Internet Explorer, however, you must install special Java software. When you install Java, it is enabled by default and configured with safety settings at their highest.
To install Java, follow these steps:
1.Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Internet Explorer, and then, in the list of results, click Internet Explorer.
2. Go to the Java.com website.
3. Click the Free Java Download button. This should take you to the Java installation screen. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
4.If a yellow Information bar appears (warning you that the website requires an ActiveX control or add-on from Sun Microsystems), click the yellow bar and then click Install ActiveX Control or Install Add-on. When a Security Warning dialog box appears, click Install.
5.In the Welcome dialog box, click the View License Agreement button to read about the agreement, and then click Accept if you want to install Java. (Note that you can also change where Java is installed from the default location of C:\Program Files\Java by selecting the Change destination folder check box and by following the instructions.)
6.When you see the successful completion dialog box, click Finish. Java does not require any additional settings or restarts.
To uninstall older versions of Java, follow these steps:
1.Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
2.Select Java, and then click Uninstall. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.