Java Versions Compatible with U of S Systems

Please be aware that staff who require the Java Runtime Environment on their desktops can now upgrade to Version 8 Update 121.

Testing has confirmed that Version 8 Update 121 works with SiRIUS Plus, UniFi Plus,UFriend and other administrative systems that require the Java Runtime.

If you need assistance updating your java, please contact the ICT Service Desk.

Intalling Java on Windows Computers

Installation instructions will differ depending on how your desktops are supported: 

  • For ICT-managed desktops, (this will include the main Advancement staff and most of the colleges), this will be installed automatically.
  • For locally-supported desktops, download the JRE 8u121 installer(s) for your computer:

Windows 32-bit Operating Systems*: Please install the 32-bit version

Windows 64-bit Operating Systems*: Please install the 32-bit version plus the 64-bit version to ensure all web browsers will function correctly.

*For help determing if you have a 32- or 64- bit operating system, goto: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218.

Installing Java on Apple Computers

Apple OS 10.7.3 - 10.12

System Requirements

    • Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later.

    • Administrator privileges for installation*

    • 64-bit browser**

*Note that installing Java on a Mac is performed on a system wide basis, for all users, and administrator privileges are required. You cannot install Java on a single-user basis.

**A 64-bit browser (Safari or Firefox, for example) is required to run Java 8 on Mac OS X. 32-bit browsers do not support Java 8 on the Mac platform.

Apple OS 10.7.3 - 10.12.x Java Download: Java Version 8 Update 121

Apple OS 10.6.8 and lower

There is no Version 8 Update 121 available. To obtain java for Apple OS 10.4-10.6 computers, please use Apple Software Updates.  

NOTE: The minimum required version for Unifi and Sirius Plus is  Java Version 1.8.x.  Therefore, ICT recommends upgrading to Apple OS Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10) or El Capitan (10.11) or Sierra (10.12) where possible.

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