Do I need Java on my [Windows 7] desktop?

  Stompbox 22 Mar 13
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Hi. Please say if I really need Java on my PC. I ask because of recent concerns surrounding security vulnerabilities; and because my new [budget] laptop - also running Windows 7 - seems to run perfectly well without it. Thanks.

  rdave13 22 Mar 13

You can always install Java RE when needeed. Only time I've been asked to install Java was for Nvidia's auto card detection. Didn't bother and have been running without Java for a while.

  onthelimit1 22 Mar 13

I've got rid of it on all my machines with no ill effects

  Pine Man 23 Mar 13

Haven't had java on either my W7 laptop or W7 desktop for months. No problems whatsoever.

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