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
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Press the "Windows" key and click "Control Panel."
Select "Programs" and then "Programs and Features." Select "Java" under the list of applications, and click "Uninstall."
Click "Next" at the prompts to complete the removal of Java. Reboot your system to finish the removal process.
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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