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Reverting to a Previous Version of Java for Windows

Overview

This page explains how to uninstall your current version of Java and then install an older version.

Users of Banner, AppWorx job scheduling, and the Document Imaging indexing module (Singularity) may need to revert to an older version of Java if they've installed a new version that's incompatible with those services.

These instructions focus on Java 8.

Information

Step 1: Uninstall current version of Java

  1. Access the Control Panel:
    • In Windows 7 select the Windows button, then select Control Panel.

    • In Windows 8, 8.1 right-click in the bottom left corner of the screen, then select Control Panel.

    • In Windows 10 click in the search box on the bottom left corner of task bar (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.)

Click 'Uninstall'

 

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.

  2. In the gray box, select Accept License Agreement. Then, in the Product list, locate the option(s) labeled Windows x86 Offline, then select the .exe file option.

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

      Select the desired version of Java here
  3. After clicking the download link, you will be prompted to sign in with an Oracle Account. If you don't already have an Oracle account, you can create an account by clicking the Create Account button on the right. After you fill out the required information, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you entered.

    Create an Account or Sign in here
  4. Once you're logged in, the download will occur immediately after following the link.

  5. Once the download has finished, click on the downloaded file and install the desired version of Java 8.

    Click Here to finish installation

Details

Article ID: 32227
Created
Fri 6/16/17 3:46 PM
Modified
Fri 8/3/18 3:23 PM