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How To Upgrade my JDK 1.4.2_03 to 1.4.2_08?

Todd Schmiedeke

Joined: May 10, 2005
Posts: 5
I currently have J2SE JDK 1.4.2_03 on my IBM Laptop running XP Professional. How do I upgrade to J2SE JDK 1.4.2_08?

Thank you.
Ryan McGuire
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Joined: Feb 18, 2005
Posts: 1041
Short answer: Install it. Done.

However, any number of things may have the path to the old version hardcoded. Look in the Properties of any IDE you use. Also look in your environment variables. Specifically check your PATH and possibly JAVA_HOME and CLASSPATH. If any of those mention the old path, update them to the new.

But for the most part, there's no big upgrade effort.

Layne Lund
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
Posts: 3061
AFAIK, Sun does not package upgrades per se. You have to completley reinstall a new version in order to perform an upgrade.


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Robynn Harrington

Joined: Jun 08, 2005
Posts: 4
Todd- please call me. I can't find your number.
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