Windows: Uninstall Java - that's how it works


Windows: Uninstall Java - that's how it works

How can I uninstall Java from my Windows PC or laptop? We'll show you here on OkayGotcha how this works for all Windows versions.

Uninstall Java - For all Windows versions (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server)

  1. Press the key combination [ Windows ] + [ R ] to open the Run window.
  2. Give appwiz.cpl and press [ Enter ].
  3. Select the Java version to be uninstalled and click on the " Uninstall " button .
  4. Follow the uninstallation wizard.
  5. Older Java versions are designated as "J2SE", "Java 2", "Java SE" or " Java Runtime Environment ", for example.

Uninstall Java - Alternative method

  1. Opens the start menu.
  2. Click on " Control Panel ".
  3. Click on " Programs ".
  4. Click on " Programs and Features ".
  5. Select Java and click on the “ Uninstall ” button.

Java cannot be uninstalled - what to do?

If for some reason you cannot uninstall Java using the methods above, the Java developer Oracle has an uninstall tool for uninstalling Java .

  1. Download the tool.
  2. Double click on the " JavaUninstallTool.exe " file to start it.
  3. Confirm the Windows query with " Yes ".
  4. Click on “ Agree ” in the new window , provided you agree to the linked license conditions.
  5. Follow the further instructions to permanently uninstall Java.

If you cannot uninstall Java with it either, you should start the Microsoft troubleshooting. To do this, open this Microsoft website and click on the " Download troubleshooting " button . If this does not happen automatically, then start the file and then follow the instructions on the screen.

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