How to Disable Java Automatic Updates
While automatic updating is a convenient way to ensure you have the most recent version of Java, some users wish to turn off "Java Update," the auto-update feature in Java. The process to turn off "Java Update" is simple, taking only a few minutes and a few easy steps.
Things You'll Need
- Windows XP, 2003, or 2000
- Java 1.4.2_xx, 1.5.0, or 6.0
Removing Java Auto Update
Press the "Start" button at the lower left-hand side of the screen.
Click on the "Control Panel" icon on the right-hand side of the pop-up window.
Double-click the "Java" icon.
Click the "Update" tab at the top of the pop-up window.
Click the check mark on the left-hand side of the screen labeled "Check For Updates Automatically."
Click the "Never Check" button in the warning box that pops up on your screen.
Tips & Warnings
- Click the "OK" button, closing the Java Window. Automatic updating is now disabled for Java.