Sun Java not compatible with Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Daze N. Knights, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. I'm curious about the fact that the Vista Upgrade Advisor describes the
    latest version of Sun Java as possibly a problem when upgrading to
    Vista. Comments on this? Should it be uninstalled before upgrading?
    Daze N. Knights, Nov 28, 2006
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  2. Use Java 6 RC.
    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 28, 2006
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  3. Sun Java works fine. If you need a further update it will be automatically
    upgraded. There was one recently that stopped some programs turning off
    Aero, I noticed. I didn't even realise that these programs were using any
    Java at all.

    Synapse Syndrome, Nov 28, 2006
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    Mike C. Guest

    Sun has a Release Candidate of the next version of Java, Java 1.6, that is
    compatible with Vista. The direct download is here:

    Click "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Release Candidate"
    Mike C., Nov 28, 2006
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    Opinicus Guest

    What does "Release Candidate" mean? Is it a step up (or down) from "Beta"?
    Opinicus, Nov 28, 2006
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    Jeff Gaines Guest

    It's a step up, you usually see Release Candidates just before a new app
    goes gold (as we did with Vista RC1 and then Vista RC2).
    Jeff Gaines, Nov 28, 2006
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    Opinicus Guest

    Since I use Sun Java, is it advisable to download & install this now (I've
    got WinXP Home) or wait for the final release or wait until I move to WinV?
    Opinicus, Nov 28, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    Personally, I would uninstall Sun Java before the upgrade and then install
    the RC after you are on Vista.
    John Barnes, Nov 28, 2006
  9. Thanks for the link.
    Daze N. Knights, Nov 28, 2006
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