According to an email I received from an agent at the USPTO Electronic Business Center earlier today (8 July 2014) – Java Version 7, Update 60 is the most currently supported version.
How do you tell which version you have installed?
- PC – go to Settings, then Control Panel, and select Java. On the “General” tab, select “About.”
- OSX – go to System Preferences, and select Java. On the “General” tab, select “About.”
How do you update Java?
- Go to http://java.com/download
- When installing the update, keep an eye out for the option to opt out of installing any optional programs (e.g., Yahoo! toolbars, antivirus programs) which Oracle will install by default (unless you indicate otherwise).
Should PC users install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Java?
- If you want to use Google Chrome to access EFS-Web/Private PAIR, do not install the 64-bit version of Java. Chrome is 32-bit only.
- Note: on OSX, Java 7 only supports 64-bit browsers on Intel-based Macs running at least Lion. Chrome is 32-bit only…