How do I completely remove Java from registry Windows 10?

Answered by Robert Dupre

To completely remove Java from the registry in Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “regedit” (without quotes) and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following location:

4. Right-click on the “JavaSoft” key and select Delete from the context menu.
5. A confirmation dialog box will appear asking if you want to delete the key and all of its subkeys. Click Yes to proceed.
6. After deleting the “JavaSoft” key, navigate to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\JavaSoft (only if you are using a 64-bit version of Windows)

7. Right-click on the “JavaSoft” key again and select Delete.
8. Confirm the deletion by clicking Yes on the dialog box.
9. Close the Registry Editor.

By following these steps, you have successfully removed the registry entries related to Java. It is important to note that modifying the registry can have serious consequences if done incorrectly, so it is recommended to create a backup of the registry or system restore point before making any changes.

It is also worth mentioning that removing Java from the registry does not uninstall the Java software itself. To completely remove Java from your system, you will need to uninstall it using the Control Panel or a dedicated uninstaller tool provided by Oracle, the developer of Java.

Additionally, keep in mind that Java is used by many applications and websites, so removing it may cause certain programs to malfunction or become unusable. It is advisable to uninstall Java only if you are sure you no longer need it or if you are experiencing specific issues related to it.

If you encounter any difficulties or have further questions, please feel free to ask.