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I have downloaded Java but it does not show up in plug ins nor does it run. Any idea why? Using Win 8 consumerpreview. Tried re installing FF, still doesn't work - does work in IE

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I have downloaded Java but it does not show up in plug ins nor does it run. Any idea why? Using Win 8 consumerpreview. Tried re installing FF, still doesn't work - does work in IE

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Re: I have downloaded Java but it does not show up in plug ins nor does it run. Any idea why? Using Win 8 consumerpreview. Tried re installing FF, still doesn't work - does work in IE

Did you download and install the 64 bit version of Java, or the 32 bit? Firefox is a 32 bit browser, which means it needs to 32 bit Java. http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=61043 for Java 6, http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u3-b05/jre-7u3-windows-i586.exe for Java 7

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Re: I have downloaded Java but it does not show up in plug ins nor does it run. Any idea why? Using Win 8 consumerpreview. Tried re installing FF, still doesn't work - does work in IE

Did you download and install the 64 bit version of Java, or the 32 bit? Firefox is a 32 bit browser, which means it needs to 32 bit Java. http://javadl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=61043 for Java 6, http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/7u3-b05/jre-7u3-windows-i586.exe for Java 7

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Re: I have downloaded Java but it does not show up in plug ins nor does it run. Any idea why? Using Win 8 consumerpreview. Tried re installing FF, still doesn't work - does work in IE

I downloaded your link to Java 7 and it worked! Since my system is 32 bit - I think I downloaded 32 bit version before - regardless- works now- Thanks!