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How do I keep Java from notifying me of updates on Windows 7?

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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.

PC #1
I went to Control Panel --> Java --> Update Tab, and checked off the 'Check for Updates Automatically'

PC #2
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?
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by:Ajay-Singh
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You can use AutoRuns tool to disable the java process getting started
that performs the update
   http://technet.microsoft.com/hi-in/sysinternals/bb963902(en-us).aspx
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footpaul--Stop the file jusched.exe from running at Start up.  You can do that from System Configuration Utility (msconfig) and take the check out of the box to the left of Java Platform Updater or navigating to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update and disable the jusched file.
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by:centerv
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Open java from control panel, click on update tab, uncheck notitfy.
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by:Nate630
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Save the below code as JavaUpdateFix.reg file (from notepad). and Import on every computer.  You could run it as a batch file.
reg IMPORT JavaUpdateFix.reg


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
"EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:00000000
"NotifyDownload"=dword:00000000
"NotifyInstall"=dword:00000000
"UpdateSchedule"=dword:00000000
"Frequency"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"=-

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by:Ivano Viola
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Navigate to: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin
Look for javacpl.exe
Right-click the file and select Run As Administrator
Follow centerv's instructions to disable auto-update.

Sometimes the auto-update setting does to stick unless you run the java control panel as administrator.

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by:Ivano Viola
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Sorry....didn't read the whole post. :(
Disregard my instructions.
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by:Ivano Viola
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this may be worth a try.....
control panel ---> java ---> advanced ----> miscellaneous ---> untick place java icon in system tray ----> click apply
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by:Ivano Viola
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There is also a JRE auto-download setting in there.
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by:footpaul
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Looks like disabling the jusched.exe is the solution we needed.  It disables it for all accounts on the PC and it doesn't interfere with the actual operation of the software.  It also stays disabled through updating from 6v20 to 6v21, so we don't have to disable it each time we decide to update.
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by:jcimarron
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footpaul--Glad to hear the good news.
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