The web is chock full of programs based on Java. This allows more interaction with the user and sometimes very creative pages are driven. To view these types of websites, it is necessary that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed on your system. Installing JRE takes no more than a few minutes, regardless of your operating system. Read on to Step 1 to learn how to do this.
Step 1. This guide is intended to help you install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for browsers
Step 2. Visit the Java homepage
Java installs system files that are used by all browsers, so there is no need to include special instructions here for specific browsers. You can download the Java installer from the Java website.
- The Java installer downloads the files during the installation. If you want to install Java on a device without an internet connection, download the Offline Installer which you can find on the Manual Downloads page.
- Depending on your browser's settings, you may need to approve the download of the Java installation before it starts.
- On the Mac with OS X 10.6, Java is already installed. With OS X 10.7 and above, Java is not installed yet. You need OS X 10.7.3 or newer to install Java. You also need a 64-bit browser, such as Safari or Firefox (not Chrome).
- Under Linux, Java will need to be downloaded, manually installed, and then activated in order to work. wikiHow has an article with detailed instructions for installing Java on Linux.
Step 3. Run the installer
When the installer has finished downloading, start the installation. Under OS X, double-click the.dmg file to do this.
Close the browser window before starting the installation, as it will have to be restarted anyway to complete the installation
Step 4. Follow the prompts for installation
Read each installation window carefully. Java will attempt to install additional software, such as browser toolbars, unless you disable it manually. If you don't want your browser to change, make sure you read each screen carefully.
Step 5. Test the installation
After the Java installation is complete, you can test it to make sure everything is OK. You can find the test applet on Java's website, or by searching for "java test" and choosing the first result.