So Java is a bug ridden giant security hole. Unfortunately some of my favorite software is written in Java. Eclipse, Apache Directory Studio, Maptools, the list goes on and on.
To make it worse, Oracle (have I mentioned that I despise Oracle?) bundles Ask.com crapware that is checked by default to install. It is horrible. It sucks. Oracle sucks.
Here is how to install or upgrade Java quickly and easily without having to worry their insulting crapware.
First go to the Oracle download site here and download the JRE offline installer for x86. Do NOT use the online x86 installer. You can also install use the x64 JRE, which only comes in offline installer mode.
Then open a command prompt and go to the location of your download.
then run the following command. Don't forget to replace the [version] and the [architecture] sections with the correct information.