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.
- Open the Registry Editor by going to the Start button and typing in regedt32.
- Navigate through to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy
- Change the value of EnableAutoUpdateCheck to 0 and the value of EnableJavaUpdate to 0.
Java should no longer prompt you for the annoying updates.