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Java 64 Bit Installation

Jeffrey Gilliam edited this page Mar 26, 2018 · 3 revisions

Did you know the default Java download is 32 bit? If so, you're not alone. To confirm, see step 4 below.

If you are running a 64 bit version of Windows, the 64 bit version is actually much faster in my testing. Here's how to download it. Don't worry, you can have the 32 bit and 64 bit installed at the same time, but the 32 bit will only be used by your browser. Most browsers are disabling support for Java, so if you install the 64-bit version, you can uninstall the 32-bit version because SRA doesn't need browser support.

  1. Go to this download page
  2. Select the Windows Offline (64-bit) version. SIMRacingApps does not use the Browser Plugin, so it does not matter what kind of browser you are using.
  3. Follow the prompts.
  4. To verify, open a CMD window and type in "java -version". It should display the following. (Version may differ). The key is that is says "64-Bit".
C:\Users\jfgil>java -version
java version "1.8.0_91"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b15, mixed mode)
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