How to Enable Java Virtual Machine

By Melody Fuller

Java Virtual Machine is a platform that consists of programs that enhance software for computers, video games, Blu-ray discs and cell phones. When the average person is surfing the Internet, Java Virtual Machine plays a role in the graphics that appear on screen. People can also use Java Virtual Machine to create other programs to enhance other software. Many widgets that are used on Internet blogs and the desktops of computers that run Windows Vista and other operating systems, for instance, are created using Java Virtual Machine.

Newer Versions of Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open your Web browser and click on "Tools." A drop-down menu will appear.

Step 2

Run your mouse pointer over "Manage Add-ons."

Step 3

Click on "Enable or Disable Add-ons."

Step 4

Click on "Java Virtual Machine."

Step 5

Click on "Enable" in the "Settings" section, and click on "OK" to enable Java Virtual Machine.

Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click on "Tools," and a drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3

Click on "Internet Options."

Step 4

Click on the "Advanced" tab.

Step 5

Check each item under "Java VM."

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Open Firefox.

Step 2

Click on "Tools," and a drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3

Click on the "Content" tab.

Step 4

Click on "Enable Java Script," and click on "OK."

Step 5

Click on "Tools" again.

Step 6

Click on "Add-ons."

Step 7

Click on "Plug-ins."

Step 8

Click on each Java Virtual Machine item to highlight it, and click "Enable" on each one. When you're finished, Java Virtual Machine will be enabled on your computer.