I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 on a quad core machine. When I run
java -version in a command window, I get
java version "1.7.0_10" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_10-b18) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.6-b04, mixed mode)
I was having an issue where jar files wouldn't open when I tried to run them. I searched my drive for
java.exe, and I found many copies of it. Most are in subfolders of program folders. I found one
java.exe that was only 20K. Most others are in the 2000K range, but vary in both size and date.
Is it safe to get rid of any of these? How does a program determine which copy of
javaw.exe) to run? Can I safely clean any of this up?