Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows operating system?
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The information on this page is intended for users of a 64-bit Windows operating system.
You can check if you are running 64-bit Windows before downloading 64-bit Java for Windows using the following link.
» How to determine if your system is running on 64-bit Windows (Microsoft)
SUMMARY64-bit Windows operating systems (which may be Windows 7, Vista or XP) come with a 32-bit Internet Explorer (IE) browser as the standard (default) for viewing web pages. These operating systems also include a 64-bit Internet Explorer browser, however using it is optional and it must be explicitly selected to view web pages. Note that because some web content may not work properly in a 64-bit browser, we recommend using the default 32-bit browser and downloading 32-bit Java.
VERIFY BROWSERFollow the steps to verify whether you are using a 32-bit or 64-bit browser.
DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONSClick on the item below that represents your set up:
FirefoxTo determine whether you are running on a 64-bit version of Firefox, use either of these methods.
64-bit Java is presented as a download option automatically for 64-bit Internet Explorer and 64-bit Firefox. Switch to the 64-bit browser to access the 64-bit download.
At this time, Online Installation and Java Update features are not available for 64-bit architectures.
This means that you will not see an Update tab as part of the Java Control Panel. You can manually update Java on 64-bit Windows by running the latest Java 64-bit offline installerFollow these instructions for installing 64-bit Java on your system.
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