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how to set default java plug-in version

I have Java 1.7.0_06 on windows 7. How can I get it to switch to use 1.6.0.23 without uninstalling the newer version? I have an applet browser program that needs to use the older but it locks up when when i try to use it.

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You can find an easy way from here : bit.ly/TD8aww –  Tarik Sep 10 '12 at 20:57
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For command line stuff:

edit the path and java_home variables. Under my computer-properties-advanced-environment variables etc etc.

For brower:

You will need to change the helper in the browser config - this will be browser dependant.

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