Help downloading java.

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  1. mreitz macrumors newbie

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    I dont know if this is in the right section but anyways,

    I have an iMac. I tried to log onto my runescape account and it said i didnt have java. I didnt know what to do since there was no java on my mac. I tried downloading several different versions of java but none worked. Please help me.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Java is pre-installed on Mac, though don't know how often it's updated. I don't use Runescape so not sure what version it needs, but perhaps it's not compatible with Mac?

    Edit: Just checked my Java and I have 1.5, and got my MacBook this past summer so looks like it ships with the most current.
     
  3. mreitz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but what im saying is my mac doesnt have java pre installed.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Just so it's clear, how do you know you don't have Java? Just want to make sure you know how to check.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Depending on which iMac you have, you likely have two versions of Java installed. It may not be what they want, but I would think that you would have to remove Java to not have it installed.
     
  6. mreitz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I most likely uninstalled it, not knowing what i was doing.

    can someone give me the link to the default java on the mac.
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Here's Apple's page for downloading Java, http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/j2se50release4intel.html

    Though it would be hard to accidentally uninstall Java without realizing it, though possible it got corrupted. You can check if Java is still there by opening Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and type in "java -version" and that'll give you the version details.
     
  8. mreitz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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