Troubleshooting tips for using Java on Windows 8
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Will Java run in Start screen on Windows 8?Microsoft Windows 8 does not support plug-ins in the Start screen and therefore Java will not run in the Start screen. You will have to switch to the Desktop screen to run Java.
When will Java be supported in Windows 8?Windows 8 is officially supported with the release of Java 7 Update 10. Java will only be supported in Desktop screen. Java will not run in the Start screen.
Why do I only get the 32-bit Java when I go to Java.com?Java.com provides a Java version based on your browser and operating system (OS). If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows 8, you have access to 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer 10 on your system. The desktop version of the Windows 8 OS does not run in a full 64-bit mode (unless you have Enhanced Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 10 turned on), thus 32-bit Java is the default.
How can I switch between the Start screen and the desktop screen in Windows 8?There are several quick ways to achieve this.
How can I access the Java Control Panel in Windows 8?Method 1:
Is the Java download available for the Windows Surface tablet?No, since the Windows Surface tablet does not support the Java plug-in, Java cannot be installed on the Surface tablet. Only the apps available in the Windows Store can be installed on Windows Surface that uses Windows RT or Windows RT 8.1 operating system.
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