How do I install the update?
When you are notified of a newer version, click on the notification message to start the update process.The Java Auto Updater program (known as jucheck.exe in earlier Java versions) runs as a Windows process that checks and performs updates described in this FAQ. It
- is installed as part of the Java installation
- does not automatically install Java. It will present you with the option to install the latest Java version
Starting with Windows Vista and later versions, when you restart your system, the Windows process jucheck.exe (also known as Java Auto Updater ), is initiated and attempts to check for the latest Java version. The Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompts you to allow this process to run.
Why can't I change the Update settings?
The ability to make changes to the Update tab may not be enabled if you are not logged in as administrator or if your network administrator has disabled that feature during installation.
Java Auto Update is not available for 64-bit versions of Java prior to Java 8. For those versions prior to Java 8, the Update tab is not available in the Java Control Panel.
Starting with Java 8 Update 20, the Update tab in the Java Control Panel enables users to automatically update 64-bit JREs (in addition to 32-bit versions) that are installed on their system.
Why aren't my update settings saved?
Does updating from Java 6 to Java 7 remove any previous versions?
Yes, updating to Java 7, using Auto Update or updating through the Java Control Panel, will remove the highest version of Java 6 installed. Java 6 has reached its End of Public Updates, which means there will be no further public secure updates for Java 6. It is recommended that Java 6 be removed from your computer to make it more secure.
Java Update Options
Change the Java update settings through the Java Control Panel.
- Find and launch the Java Control Panel
- 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.
You can change the frequency for updates: daily, weekly, or monthly (default).
- On the Java Control panel Update
tab, click Advanced
For daily updates, you can select the time of the day for the update. For weekly updates, you can select the day of the week and the time of the day. For monthly updates, you can select the day of the week and the time of the day. Monthly updates check weekly and notify you within 30 days that an update is available, however, if an update is considered critical you are notified within a week of its release.
There are two notification options:
- Before installing Use this option to download automatically and be notified before installing the Java update.
- Before downloading This is the default option. Use this option to be notified before downloading and installing the Java update.
Manual Update Option
From the Java Control Panel Update tab, you can manually check for an update any time by clicking on the Update Now button located at the bottom of the Update tab on the Java Control Panel. Java Update can only be run if the system is connected to the internet. Alternatively, you can go Java.com to get the latest Java version.
After updating the Java version, you need to close and restart the Java Control Panel to get the updated Control Panel.
Install the New Update
- When a new Java update is available, a tooltip balloon appears on your Windows desktop. To install the new update, click on the notification dialog.
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8: User Account Control Depending on your Windows settings, the Windows User Account Control (UAC) consent prompt may appear, asking you to allow Java Auto Updater (or jucheck.exe) to perform the update check. The consent prompt appears when the system attempts to perform a task that requires administrative access. Click Yes to allow the update process to continue.
If you are not sure if an update notification for Java is authentic, we recommend that you go directly to java.com to upgrade to the latest version .
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