Java software is used to load and play interactive/animated content in websites. Mostly, you would see the use of Java in websites that embed online games, ads or videos. Microsoft Windows Vista support for Java is not available in the OS by default. Hence, you have to install it and set it up manually. A comprehensive guide on using Java in your Windows Vista computer is given below.
- Navigate to the java.com page to download the setup file.
- Click on the Do I have Java and Verify Installation links to check if you already have Java installed in the system.
- Click on the All Java Downloads You will be presented with a list of different Java versions.
- Choose the specific version for Windows Vista and select between online and offline versions. The offline version consumes an additional space of 6MB on your hard drive.
- Save the download file to any preferred location, and open it once downloaded to initiate setup.
- Follow the prompts that appear in the wizard. Once installation is over, restart the computer when prompted to for the changes to take effect.
- Open the Internet Explorer web browser from the Start menu or using a desktop shortcut.
- Click on the Tools button in the main toolbar. Click on the Internet Options
- In the window that appears, select the Advanced
- Locate the section labeled Java in the Settings windows that is displayed. If you cannot see this section, it means that Java was not installed properly in your computer and you would need to reinstall it.
- You will see an option to enable Java in the window, select it and click on
- Uncheck the box that allows you to disable
Using and Updating Java
- You can start using Java software by navigating to websites that have Java content embedded. Java will be enabled automatically when the website is loaded.
- To update the Java software, you may access the java.com page. Alternatively, you will also be notified automatically when updates for the software are released.
- Access the Control Panel menu by opening the Start
- Open the Uninstall or Change a Program
- Click on the Java label and then select
Microsoft Windows Vista support for Java would be enabled now. You may navigate to any web page with Java content now and test whether it works properly.