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Does a New JDK 8 Install Replace an Older Public JRE Used by Java Plugin or WebStart? (Doc ID 2373105.1)

Last updated on MARCH 13, 2018

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 to 8
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

On Windows, if a particular version of the JRE is already installed, say, JRE 8u152, and then a user installs a newer update of JDK, say, JDK 8u162, will the Java 8u162 version of the JRE contained within the JDK become the default desktop JRE (overriding the installed JRE 8u152 as the default desktop JRE)  for Java Plugin traffic?
 

Solution

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