Installing Java 8

Microsoft Windows 7

The following steps and screen shots will help you to install the Java 8 Runtime Environment software.

Step 1

First, determine if your computer is a 32 bit or a 64 bit operating system. Do this by right-clicking on the computer tab and then click on the drop down option labeled “Properties”

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Step 2

You will be able to see the bit operating system number in the system tab. Remember this Bit number

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Step 3

Navigate to www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html and select the JRE Download

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Step 4

Accept the Terms of Agreement

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Step 5

Click on the .exe link that corresponds with your computer properties (x64 = 64 Bit)(x86 = 32 Bit)

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Step 6

Open the download link to start the installation process

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Step 7

Click Install

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Step 8

Close out the window

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Step 9

Make sure the old version of Java is removed. First, go to the control panel and click on the Uninstall a program link

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Step 10

Alphabetize the programs and find any program that is older than Java 8 Update 5. Double click to the program to uninstall it.

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Once Java 8 update 5 is the only Java program on the list, you should have a restored internet connection. Should you experience further issues, please visit a DHNet help desk for further assistance.