Updating my computer
Note: It is important that you do not shut your computer off or allow it to run out of battery during the update process.
Until the update is completed, this process will remind you that a newer secure version is available for your system.For daily updates, you can select the time of the day for the update.For weekly updates, you can select the day of the week and the time of the day.See our List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.Time Required: It usually takes around 15 minutes to update a driver a Windows, even less time if the driver is self-installable or you get it via Windows Update (more on all of that below).Java 6 has reached its End of Public Updates, which means there will be no further public secure updates for Java 6.
It is recommended that Java 6 be removed from your computer to make it more secure.
Alternatively, you can go to get the latest Java version.
After updating the Java version, you need to close and restart the Java Control Panel to get the updated Control Panel.
You should leave this process running in order to ensure getting the latest secure Java version.
Yes, updating to Java 7, using Auto Update or updating through the Java Control Panel, will remove the highest version of Java 6 installed.
An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.