On Windows, How is the Java Plugin / Java WebStart Version Chosen?

(Doc ID 2380052.1)

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2018

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

How is the Java Plugin version chosen on Windows?  Is it via the system PATH or Registry key?
If it is desired to run an application with 'javaws.exe' from a JRE family version of 1.8*, how is that version chosen?
 

Solution

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