How to disable the Java update message balloon

I’m sick of the Java update message popping up every day. Now if it was a legitimate message I would take action and update it, but when i go to do it I’m told that the Java version is current. WTF?

There are a couple of ways to stop it.

The first is disabling the notifications by the Java control panel (instructions here), but it does not always work for some reason. I have never had success with that method.

The other way requires a couple of registry changes so if you’re not sure or comfortable doing it, have a good read of the instructions below before you go ahead or get someone else to do it for you.

Disclaimer: This site will not be responsible for and issues that may arise with your computer after making the below registry changes.

  • Start regedit (click on the windows logo and type in regedit).
  • 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.

 For 64bit users:

  • Start regedit  (click on the windows logo and type in regedit).
  • Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy
  • Change the value of EnableJavaUpdate to 0.
  • Change the value of NotifyDownload to 0
  • Create a new DWORD of EnableAutoUpdateCheck and set the value to 0.
  • See the registry window below on a Windows 7 64 bit machine:



Did it work for you? Leave a message below.

Previous Post

How to learn Python

Next Post

Google Chrome Search Engine

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.