System cannot find Java, even though I installed it

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I recently formatted my Laptop and reinstalled all the programs. I also reinstalled Java 8, and the installation went through without a hitch. However, when I got to websites or use programs that require Java, I get an error saying that it’s not installed. I tried installing Java again, but got the same results. What is happening?

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System cannot find Java, even though I installed it

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I guess there is a problem with the installation of your Java Runtime Environment. To make sure you have the latest version, download and install Java SE Runtime Environment 8u20. Just accept the license agreement and then download the appropriate version for your operating system. I guess you installed the wrong Java application which the websites and other programs are looking for.

If what you mean by Java 8 is Java SE Development Kit or JDK then that’s the problem. Websites and applications don’t look for this. It is JRE or Java Runtime Environment that most websites require. You cannot use JDK as replacement for JRE because they are different programs and websites that require JRE will not open successfully without it.

Also, web applications on the website that require Java Runtime Environment will not work.

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