Windows – How to disable the Java update message balloon in Windows 7?

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I've looked in the Java section of the Control Panel, but don't see an obvious way to disable the automatic message balloon that pop up in Windows 7 asking me to update my version of Java. How do I disable them?

Best Answer

  • You shouldn't disable the update notifier. Instead, change preferences for how often you'd like to be notified of newer versions.

    At java website you have all the information you need.

    http://www.java.com/en/download/help/java_update.xml

    After reading the doc, if you still want to disable the notification, do the following:

    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate through to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy
    3. Change the value of EnableAutoUpdateCheck to 0 and the value of EnableJavaUpdate to 0.

    Also for 64bit users:

    1. Start Regedit
    2. Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy
    3. Change the value of EnableJavaUpdate to 0.
    4. Change the value of NotifyDownload to 0
    5. Create a new DWORD of EnableAutoUpdateCheck and set the value to 0.

    Done