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    Computer users sometimes need to uninstall Java, for various reasons. In case of upgrading Java, you needn’t remove the previous version of Java. Instead, you can simply run the executable of the newer Java version and the upgrade will automatically happen.

    However if you wish to uninstall Java, below are the methods for different platforms.

    Uninstall Java from Windows

    Since every installed program on Windows is usually listed in the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel, Java can be removed or uninstalled using the same.

    1. Click Start.
    2. Go toControl Panel.
    3. Select Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs in the older versions of Windows).
    4. Search for Java in the list of given programs. If found, select it and click the Uninstall button (click Remove in the older versions of Windows).
    5. Click Yes if asked for a confirmation. Click Allow if asked for permission.
    6. The uninstall wizard to remove Java will then guide you through the process.
      (if asked, restart your computer for the changes to take effect)

    uninstall java from windows

    Many a times, you may have uninstalled Java but the listing remains due to some registry entry. If that happens, below are the steps to completely remove the listing of Java.

    Warning: Performing the below mentioned steps may lead to a crash if you don’t understand registry.

    1. Click the Start button
    2. Click the Run button
    3. Enter RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection java.inf,UnInstall and press the <RETURN>
    4. Click Yes
    5. Let the process reboot your machine
    6. Click the Start button
    7. Click the Run button
    8. Enter cmd and press <RETURN> to open a command shell
    9. Enter the command rd /s %System_Root%java
    10. Enter the command del %System_Root%infjava.pnf
    11. Enter the command del %System_Root%SYSTEM32jview.exe
    12. Enter the command del %System_Root%SYSTEM32wjview.exe
    13. Click the Start button
    14. Click the Run button
    15. Enter regedit and press <RETURN>
    16. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    17. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    19. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE
    20. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft
    21. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft
    22. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftJava VM
    23. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftJava VM
    24. Highlight Java VM
    25. Press the <DELETE> key
    26. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    27. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    29. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE
    30. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft
    31. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoft
    32. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet Explorer
    33. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet Explorer
    34. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerAdvancedOptions
    35. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerAdvancedOptions
    36. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerAdvancedOptionsJAVA_VM
    37. Click + to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerAdvancedOptionsJAVA_VM
    38. Highlight Java VM
    39. Press the <DELETE> key

    Uninstall Java from Mac

    In order to remove Java from your Mac computer, you should have Administrator permissions or privileges.

    1. Click on the Finder icon located in your dock.
    2. Click on Applications tab on the sidebar.
    3. In the Search box enter JavaAppletPlugin.plugin.
    4. This will find the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin file.
    5. Right click on JavaAppletPlugin.plugin and select Move to Trash.

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      21 November, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      thank u brother

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