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Which Java 8 version do I choose to download?

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It says I need to update Java but the automatic link takes me only to download 7.51 which I already have. I know there are links to Java 8 but I am not tech savvy enough to work out which version. Usually I need to download both a 32 bit and 64 bit version. Can anyone help me with specific download links or information please. Thanks in advance.

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You don't need to do anything since Java 7 Update 51 is not vulnerable (afaik) and is the recommended version offered at http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and http://www.java.com/en/download/

If you check the "Do I have Java?" link at http://www.java.com/en/download/ and run the Java Detection applet it will tell you that you have the recommended Java installed (Version 7 Update 51).

Related bugs:

  • Bug 985968 - Mozilla Plugin check page displays Java plugin as vulnerable even if the latest version is installed.
  • Bug 985056 - Java JDK 8 released

P.S. The bug reports are for information only. Don't comment in bug reports unless you have something constructive to add (see Bugzilla Etiquette).

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You don't need to do anything since Java 7 Update 51 is not vulnerable (afaik) and is the recommended version offered at http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and http://www.java.com/en/download/

If you check the "Do I have Java?" link at http://www.java.com/en/download/ and run the Java Detection applet it will tell you that you have the recommended Java installed (Version 7 Update 51).

Related bugs:

  • Bug 985968 - Mozilla Plugin check page displays Java plugin as vulnerable even if the latest version is installed.
  • Bug 985056 - Java JDK 8 released

P.S. The bug reports are for information only. Don't comment in bug reports unless you have something constructive to add (see Bugzilla Etiquette).

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Should it not go to to the latest version available though when clicking the link to update?

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Ideally it should do but there are faults at present and it is not working as intended.

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See this Java help page for more information:

http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java8.xml
Why is Java 8 not available on java.com?