What programs use Java? I've just updated to Windows 10 and wonder what I'd lose

  1. Gloriousconfusion profile image87
    Gloriousconfusionposted 21 months ago

    What programs use Java? I've just updated to Windows 10 and wonder what I'd lose by uninstalling it

    I got my Dell Inspiron computer in 2011 and it has been updated from Windows XP to 7 and now to 10.  I suspect I even copied over everything from an earlier computer in 2007,  and I now have accumulated fragments of all sorts of programs which state they were installed in 2011 but were actually from my old computer. Although I believe many of them are useless, I don't know which ones to delete, in case I do damage.

    I know it's possible to use a clean-up programmed like cCleaner, but I need to know what to clean up and what to leave, so can't use it!

  2. Alessio Ganci profile image65
    Alessio Ganciposted 21 months ago

    Actually only some specific programs you choose to install use Java. Unless you have installed a program which clearly states he is Java-based, you will not have problems.
    And if you experience them, reinstalling Java can be done in a click

    1. Gloriousconfusion profile image87
      Gloriousconfusionposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Alessio - I have now uninstalled Java and done a computer clean-up.  As you said, if I find that I need Java, I can install the latest Java.

 
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