On my newly installed Windows box… I Went to a couple of sites with Firefox today to force the installation of a couple of plug-ins. Installed the Java Runtime environment and Macromedia Flash Player. Both were added by clicking the icon for the missing plug-in. Firefox found and installed the necessary plug-ins. The JRE installed was J2SE Runtime Environment 5.o Update 6 from Sun. This also installed a applet in Control Panel. About shows the build to be 1.5.0_06-b05. The default settings (which I kept) are to check for updates the 3rd of each month at 1AM. I’ll be notified before updates are downloaded and installed. The JRE was also installed as a plug-in to IE and was enabled. The MS JVM is not on the PC.