Disable annoying Java Update notification

If you’re sick of getting prompted to update Java, or if you have some web application like Banner that requires a particular version, you can use a simple registry hack to disable notification of available updates.

  1. Open the Registry Editor by going to the Start button and typing in regedt32.
  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.

Java should no longer prompt you for the annoying updates.


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Ralph Malph (Apr 05, 2009)

I am sick of these damn Java updates, that I get almost every single day, sometimes more than once a day. What gives, those A-Holes at Java got nothin better to do.

Beodansk (Apr 16, 2009)

I wonder what they actually are: If you turn your router off, you still get the notification – so it is not a notification of an actual update – although Java would like you to presume so. Shame on you Sun!

Nick (Dec 08, 2009)

Thanks!!!! I think it's not just enoying but disturbing, when I right-click on the icon, there is an option to disable it, but when you do and press "OK" it still will not go away.

Anway, thanks for your post!!!

rodney (Jun 23, 2010)

Thank you!!!!

Thank you!!!!

Thank you!!!!

Thank you!!!!Thank you!!!!

Vasken (Jun 25, 2010)

You're welcome :)

dicko (Sep 04, 2010)

Thank you for helping me remove this annoying update tried like many others you are a *gem*

MamaJra (Sep 10, 2010)

Bless you!!

Max (Sep 11, 2010)

Me to….help! Why won't it work?

Kat (Sep 13, 2010)

Java is not even in the tree under “software” when I go to change the value to “0″? They are hiding from me!

vaskenhauri (Sep 14, 2010)


Does Java appear in the Installed Programs section of your computer? If it does, you might try un-installing and re-installing Java, or just installing the latest version if there's nothing in the Programs list. Once you've done that, check the registry again and see if the folder is there.

chase2done (Oct 02, 2010)

On my Windows 7 64bit machine, the path is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy.

fad (Oct 30, 2010)

thanks so much

Luke (Nov 25, 2010)

Thanks very much…. so glad I finally googled how to fix those annoying popups!

HateJava (Dec 28, 2010)

You rock!!!!

Tyler (Jan 07, 2011)


I was ready to go find the Java people and kick em you know where!

RichardB (Mar 27, 2011)

Yes, I did that too and it worked like a charm. – For a while! Now the thing is back again.

fabian5003 (Apr 17, 2011)

Thank you so much!

Oracle (Oct 27, 2011)

Hey guys, how about looking in your Control Panel and investigate the Java config just a little… you can turn it off by simply uncheck a box. No regedit needed.

Kevin Hibma (Nov 22, 2011)

wow #java your constant update annoyance is #fail ty: http://t.co/fAAH1miF

helix2301 (Dec 05, 2011)

Glad I was able to find this information. A client does not allow there users to install but there users kept getting the update notification on login. The notification was getting to be an annoyance for there users. I deployed this with GPO and everything is resolved. Thank You.

ndark14 (Jan 12, 2012)

thank you very much !!

dj (Mar 04, 2012)

Oh yeah.. tat’s so damn annoying…lol. I’m using Win-7 32bit with Java v.6.29

I’v found Registry Java Update under:

#HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\JavaFX

>Frequency —- make it value ’0′

>UpdateSchedule —- make it value ’0′

>UpdateScheduleMinutes —- make it value ’0′

#HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.6.0-29\MSI

>AUTOUPDATECHECK —- make it value ’0′

>JAVAUPDATE —- make it value ’0′


>EnableJavaUpdate —- make it value ’0′

>UpdateSchedule —- delete it

Last One… delete the file:
“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe”

Hope it works :)

whatdoesitdoforme? (Sep 20, 2012)

windows 7 64-bit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy