Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
for Windows

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is intended for software developers.

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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Description

Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to have a much richer experience online than simply interacting with static HTML pages.

Java Plug-in technology, included as part of the Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), establishes a connection between popular browsers and the Java platform. Java allows applications to be downloaded over a network and run within a guarded sandbox. Security restrictions are easily imposed on the sandbox.

Many cross platform applications also require Java to operate properly.

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What's New in Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8 Update 31

* Includes important security fixes.
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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Requirements

Operating Systems:

Windows Vista / Windows7 / Windows8

System Requirements:

No additional system requirements.

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