Need older Java

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mary H, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Mary H macrumors regular

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    A website I need to connect to is not compatible with the newest java release. So now I need to uninstall the new one and reinstall an older version.

    How do I do this?

    OSX Version 10.6.8

    2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo iMac

    Thanks,
    mary
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You do do not need to and should not uninstall Java to revert to an older version. There is a utility in your Utilities folder named Java Preferences. It will allow you to select several versions of the Java Virtual Machine.
     
  3. Mary H thread starter macrumors regular

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    I only have the new version. I need Java SE 6 u27.

    I also have Parallels with XP Pro but I am not sure which Java release is the right one. I have tried the Windows x64 and it doesn't work.

    Thanks
    mary
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    In terms of Windows, if you aren't sure, go with the x86 version:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/j...ownloads-javase6-419409.html#jre-6u27-oth-JPR

    Choose the "Windows x86 Offline" option.

    It's much easier using an older JRE on Windows than it is in Mac OS X.

    If you want to make sure you're using a specific version of Java on Windows, the easiest way will be to uninstall all of the versions you aren't using in Add/Remove Programs via Control Panel.
     

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