How do I keep Java from notifying me of updates on Windows 7?
Posted on 2010-08-12
I have installed Java 6 Standard Edition Version 20 on several PC's running Windows 7 Professional. I do not wish to recieve the update notifications for each successive version. I tried 2 different things to stop the updates, neither of which worked.
I went to Control Panel --> Java --> Update Tab, and checked off the 'Check for Updates Automatically'
I went to C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javacpl.exe --> ran as administrator --> Update Tab, and checked off the 'Check for Updates Automatically'
When Java 6 version 21 recently came out both PC's popped up and asked for an update. The user accounts are set up as standard users, so when they get the notification they don't have the permission to install it anyway. I'm not specifically set on not updating Java ever, I just don't want it to pop up every time there's a new update. Is there anything else I can try that does not involve editing registry values, or do I need to go that route? If so, which values?