: Improve the security of your computer by checking for old versions of Java and removing them when you install Java 8 (8u20 and later versions) or by using the Java Uninstall Tool
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You can uninstall older versions of Java manually in the same way as you would uninstall any other software from your Windows computer.
Older versions of Java may appear in the program list as J2SE, Java 2, Java SE or Java Runtime Environment.
Windows 7 and Vista - Uninstall Programs
- Click Start
- Select Control Panel
- Select Programs
- Click Programs and Features
- Select the program you want to uninstall by clicking on it, and then click the Uninstall button.
You may need administrator privileges to remove programs.