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    Default Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    Hello,
    What is the operational significance of Java when using Windows XP?
    I ask this because it represents a huge folder that takes ages to virus scan, and of course takes up much memory.
    In all the various tasks I perform with the computer I have not been aware of any assistance form Java, but then again there could be heaps going on in the background.
    Any helpful information or tips on this would be welcome.
    Many thanks

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    Hey Spider, welcome to PressF1

    Could you please tell us the directory pathway where this folder is located on your computer?

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    If you want to view webpages properly with all their graphics and animations, play flash games, run applets, etc etc then you need java

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    C;\programmefiles\java\

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    Java controls quite a lot of games and items on webpages. My Java folder is pretty big as well (about 90MB) but just tell your AV not to scan it.

    "Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few."
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    And programs like Limewire wont run without it

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    Go in the control panel java and set the temporary java internet files to use less space. Or you can delete them.

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    If you uninstall all java versions, delete that folder if it's left over and then re-install with the latest java it should take the size down.

    running something like ccleaner is also good, to clean out the caches
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    Most of the Bank Sites use Java scripts, as does this one.

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    Default Re: Java - Importance of, with Windows XP

    We're talking about Java, not JavaScript

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