How to Downgrade Java

Written by tyran dewalt
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Java is both a programming language as well as a computing platform. This free technology supports features such as online gaming, 3-D image viewing and business applications. Many website features and programs won't function correctly without an up-to-date Java version on your system. For that reason, if you decide to downgrade Java, you may not get the full potential of certain websites and applications.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Press the "Windows" key and click "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Select "Programs" and then "Programs and Features." Select "Java" under the list of applications, and click "Uninstall."

  3. 3

    Click "Next" at the prompts to complete the removal of Java. Reboot your system to finish the removal process.

  4. 4

    Open a Web browser, and visit the Java website. Choose the older version of Java you wish to install, and click "Go." Download and install the software to your desktop.

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