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How do I uninstall Java on my Windows computer?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP

Windows Users: Improve the security of your computer by checking for old versions of Java and removing them using the Java Uninstall Tool.

» Learn more about the Java Uninstall tool


Manual Uninstall

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 8 - Uninstall Programs
  1. Right-click on the screen at bottom-left corner and choose the Control Panel from the pop-up menu.
  2. When the Control Panel appears, choose Uninstall a Program from the Programs category.
  3. Select the program to uninstall and then click its Uninstall button.
  4. Click Yes to confirm the program uninstall.
 
Windows 7 and Vista - Uninstall Programs
  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Click Programs and Features
  5. 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.

 
Windows XP - Uninstall Programs
  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Click the Add/Remove Programs control panel icon
  4. The Add/Remove control panel displays a list of software on your system, including any Java software products that are on your computer. Select any that you want to uninstall by clicking on it, and then click the Remove button.

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