Reverting to a Previous Version of Java (Windows)

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This page explains how to uninstall your current version of Java and then install an older version. Users of Banner and AppWorx job scheduling may need to revert to an older version of Java if they've installed a new version that's incompatible with those services. Please note these instructions focus on Java 8.


Step 1: Uninstall current version of Java

  1. Access the Control Panel:
    • In Windows 10 click in the search box on the bottom left corner of the taskbar (either Cortana or the magnifying glass) and type Control Panel. Click on the icon that appears.
  2. Select Programs and Features
    Select 'Programs and Features'

  3. In the list of programs, select the undesired version of Java, then click Uninstall. (If you have multiple versions of Java installed, you may want to uninstall all of them.)Uninstall or change a program window with Java highlighted with Uninstall option visible.


Step 2: Install desired version of Java

  1. Go to Oracle's Java SE 8 Archive Downloads page and locate the desired version of Java.

    • Example: If you want to install Java 8 Update 60, find the box labeled Java SE Runtime Environment 8u60.

    • If you have questions about which version of Java to install, please contact the Technology Service Desk.
      Java Product List

  2. Then, in the Product list, locate the option(s) labeled Windows x86 or Windows x64, then select the .exe file option.

    • Example: For Java 8 Update 60, select the jre-8u60-windows-i586.exe file.

  3. After clicking the download link, you will be prompted to sign in with an Oracle Account. If you do not already have an Oracle account follow the instructions below, otherwise continue to step 4.

    • Create an account by clicking the Create Account button option.

      • After you fill out the required information, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you entered.Oracle Sign-In Page
  4. Once you're logged in, the download will occur immediately after following the link.
  5. Once the download has finished go to your Downloads in Finder. Click on the downloaded file to install the desired version of Java 8.


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