How can I find which version of Java is installed without running an applet in Windows?
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You can find the Java version in the Java Control Panel or under the Programs area of the Windows Control Panel. Use either of these options if you are having trouble running applets to confirm that you have a specific Java version.
The Java version can be found in the Java Control Panel.
The latest version(s) of Java on your system will be listed as Java 7 with an associated Update number (eg. Java 7 Update 21). Older versions may be listed as Java(TM), Java Runtime Environment, Java SE, J2SE or Java 2.
Windows 7 and Vista