How to disable automatic java update check in Windows 7

Windows 7 displays Java Update notification when the “check for automatic updates” is enabled for Java. The Java Update available notification will be displayed in Windows 7 taskbar as shown below.

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Listed below are the steps to disable the check for automatic java update using Java Control Panel

From Windows 7 Start menu navigate to Control Panel -> Programs

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In The Programs screen, select Java from the available list

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In the Java Control Panel navigate to update tab. Un mark the check box with label as Check for Updates Automatically. And click OK button to confirm and save the changes. This would disable the display of Java Updates Available notification in Windows 7 Taskbar.

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  • Jim July 20, 2011, 9:18 pm

    This did not quite work for me. I can uncheck the box and click ok but when I reopen the app, the update box is still checked.
    Instead:
    I browsed to the folder (C:Program FilesJavajre6bin) and held down shift while right clicking on javacpl.exe. I selected run as administrator from the context menu. Now when the app opened and I unchecked the box and hit ok, the change persisted.

  • Ravi Shankar July 21, 2011, 3:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information.

    Regards
    Ravi

  • cathy October 23, 2012, 6:35 pm

    Worked perfectly: I browsed to the folder (C:Program FilesJavajre6bin) and held down shift while right clicking on javacpl.exe. I selected run as administrator from the context menu. Now when the app opened and I unchecked the box and hit ok, the change persisted.

  • terry b. October 27, 2012, 3:01 am

    worked great! thank God someone knows how directly and efficiently answer a question for once!!

  • Dan Sichel November 15, 2012, 10:55 pm

    Jim is THE MAN! Worked like a dream for a change. Hate Java. Hate it!!!

  • BVG Janaka das March 31, 2013, 11:24 am

    >I browsed to the folder (C:Program FilesJavajre6bin) and held down shift while right clicking on javacpl.exe. I selected run as administrator from the context menu. Now when the app opened and I unchecked the box and hit ok, the change persisted.

    This works for me too 🙂 Thank You so much, Jim 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Michele April 11, 2013, 1:45 pm

    +1 to Jim: worked as a charm running as Administrator from folder. Didn’t work at all running it from the control panel, as already explained. Thanks for freeing me from this annoyance.

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