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[Deprecated] Java Runtime (JRE)

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11/25/2016.

NOTE: This package has been deprecated in favour of the jre8 package

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. It's also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing.


This package installs the Java version offered at (currently Java 7). It also sets SPONSORS=0 (see docs).

If you want Java 8, install the jre8 package instead.

This only installs the Java Runtime with the bitness specific to your OS (either 32- or 64-bit). If you want both 32-bit and 64-bit JREs on your 64-bit OS, install javaruntime instead.

To install [Deprecated] Java Runtime (JRE), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install javaruntime-platformspecific

To upgrade [Deprecated] Java Runtime (JRE), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade javaruntime-platformspecific


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    • jre8 (≥ 8.0.111)

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  • Oracle


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