Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to tweetybird71)
He didn't successfully disable Java because Minecraft is built on Java.
It's like if you uninstall Flash or never installed flash and you wanted to play a flash game, it doesn't work.
You still have JAVA running on your machine for minecraft to be running without a hitch.
I found this cd image that supposedly runs the game and java in a portable way, but still relise on Java to run, just doesn't need for it to be installed on the computer.
Seems like it uses a portable JAVA it calls from the internet.
I feel like that's more risky then just running java though.
I don't see why you would want to disable java on your computer. You most likely aren't going to get any malicious software or anything if you have it running, and it lets you have access to many website features and certain programs. And yes, you have to have it enabled to run minecraft.