Disable Java Updates

Official Method

To disable automatic Java updates:

  • Change the Java update settings through the Java Control panel.
    • Windows XP: Click Start > Settings > Control Panel
    • Windows 7 and Vista: Click Start > Control Panel
  • Launch the Java Control Panel by double-clicking on the Java icon. The Java Control Panel appears.
  • Click the Update tab to access the settings.
  • To enable Java Update to automatically check for updates, select the Check for Updates Automatically check box.
  • To disable Java Update, deselect the Check for Updates Automatically check box.

Alternate Method

In some cases, customers have reported that the instructions above do not succeed at disabling automatic Java updates. In this case, please try this alternate procedure:

  • Start > Run > msconfig
  • Select the Startup tab
  • Find the entry named “Java Platform SE Auto Updater” and uncheck it
  • Apply > OK > Restart