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effie c
09-12-2005, 10:29 AM
Yesterday a notice appeared stating that an update was available for JAVA i e, v JRE 1.50_06.
It took an hour to download and install and also took a lump out of my harddrive available space--a second 57.7 MB ( the previous one had taken 57 MB ). and as I only have 11 Gb space left if I am able to remove it - I surely will do so.
On examination they appear to be identical, ie each shows----CHANGES, COPYRIGHT,PATCH,ERROR,Read me , TEXT etc--- both show on each folder.
As I see it I should be able to delete the previous folder namely v JRE 1.5_05 and leave JRE 1.50_06.
Nowhere can I see that a true update was installed and even "Add / Remove" show a second entry of JAVA
Would some kind and knowlegable person advise please?
effie c

09-12-2005, 10:49 AM
57mb is approximately 0.5% of your remaining harddrive space I wouldn't be worried about taht......

effie c
09-12-2005, 11:01 AM
I am very very possessive of any spare space-- or conversely NOT to have unnecessary propgrams installed, again 'cos of space- the question therefore--Can I wipe the ealier version- I think I can but need a good anayst :help:
effie c