How do I enable the latest Java version on my Windows system?
This article applies to:
Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP
It is possible that even if you have installed the latest version of Java, your browser may not be able to use it because it is not enabled. This could happen when you install other applications that also install Java and the vendors do not want to change your browser settings. However, it is always a good idea to use the latest version of Java to ensure you have the latest security fixes and enhancements.
If your browser is not using the latest version you have installed, you will need to enable the latest version of Java in the Java Control Panel.