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How can I verify which Java version I currently have?

posted Oct 11, 2017, 8:42 AM by Amanda Negron   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 6:40 PM by Angelique Belot ]
If you are not running the latest version of Java, it is highly recommended you use the resources below or go to the www.java.com website to update or install Java
Note: This FAQ applies to Platform(s): Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, macOS and Java version(s): 7.0 and 8.0.

Windows:
1. Go to and launch the Window Start menu. 
2. Click on Programs or All Programs.
3. Find the Java folder in the listing. Note: If you're unable to locate the Java folder, please use your Search field options. 
4. Click About Java to see the Java version. 
5. If you need to install or upgrade Java, use How do I manually download and install Java for my Windows computer?


Mac:
1. Click on the Apple icon on the upper left corner of the screen. 
2. Go to System Preferences
3. Click on the Java icon to access the Java Control Panel to see the Java version. 
4. If you need to install or upgrade Java, use How do I manually download and install Java for my Mac?


Resource:
Java Downloads for All Operating Systems