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Old 02-09-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Question about updating java and flash?

I had always been told that when you update java or flash to uninstall the previous version first. Is this still the case?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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sure you can always install over the previous versions and have bugs.

it takes literally 2 seconds to uninstall it man. Just do that

And for Adobe Flash Player and Shokwave Player, there are separate uninstallers for them so when there is a new version, I run the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller then I install the new version
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Don't bother with it, just update myself. I've never heard that, only if it messes up.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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Don't bother with it, just update myself. I've never heard that, only if it messes up.
This. I never do that and have never heard of doing that. The only thing I have heard that for is video card drivers.
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sure you can always install over the previous versions and have bugs.


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Old 02-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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I had always been told that when you update java or flash to uninstall the previous version first. Is this still the case?
Java is special in that so many apps require specific versions of the JRE that you may need to ensure that certain versions never get updated. If you're just talking about keeping a recent version installed for the browser plugin, just update it like normal and move on. Same thing for Flash, just let the autoupdate service do its thing.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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I only uninstall Flash when there's a major version/number change, i.e 10 to 11. If you don't you tend to have both listed in the programs uninstall area. Java, on the other hand, recommends you uninstall the older version unless you need it for a specific program, as Nothinman stated. I've seen upwards of 8 different versions of Java listed on XP computers.
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