[Java] Reverting to Previous Versions (Windows)

Tags java
Issue / Question

Users may need to revert to an older version of Java if they experience incompatibility issues with a program.  

  • How do I revert to a previous version of Java?
  • Can I go back to a previous Java version?
Environment
  • Platform
    • Java
  • Audience Affected
    • Students
Resolution
Uninstall Current Version of Java
  1. Press Windows Button + R key
  2. Type appwiz.cpl
  3. Press Enter
  4. Find Java 8 in the list of programs
  5. Right click Java 8
  6. Select Uninstall
Install Desired Version of Java
  1. Go to Java SE 8 Archive Downloads  
  2. Select Desired Version of Java
  3. Run the given installer
  4. Click Install
  5. Select Not Now on prompt informing that it is an out of date version of Java
  6. Close the installer
    • Note: It is recommended to have the restore security prompts box checked.

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Details

Article ID: 48389
Created
Tue 2/13/18 10:24 AM
Modified
Fri 5/20/22 10:34 AM