(Note, Google Chrome has its own updater for Java and does not need to be updated manually.)
Go to this address: https://java.com/en/download/index.jsp
Click the red
Download> button, click that one too.
Fire fox and Internet Explorer will tell you that you have chosen to open the jxpiinstall.exe file, and
would you like to save it? Click the
Once the file is done downloading, click the blue arrow at the top right of Firefox, then click the first file
listed. If the User Account Control comes up, click
The installer will still run.
You will then see the “Java Setup – Welcome” screen. Click the
will go away for a moment, then the “Java Setup” screen will come back. On this screen, uncheck the
box by “Set Ask as my default search provider.”
The “Java Setup – Progress” screen will come up and then turn into the “Java Setup – Restore Security
Prompts” screen. Allow it to restore those settings by leaving the check mark in the box. Then click
The following screen should say “Java Setup = Complete,” click
browser window will now open and take you to a “Verify Java Version” page. Click the red
Version> button. This should then open a Java program that checks the Java version and removes old
versions of Java. If you get a grey rectangle that says “Activate Java Platform SE 8 U, click that, then click
“Allow and Remember.” Next, a screen that says “Do you want to run this application?” will appear,
You may now close the browser, Java is updated.