Can’t seem to disable Java Automatic Update

Actually this problem is due to the control panel requiring administrator privileges to allow the Java control panel to save your settings (it hasn’t been fixed for ages, thanks to Sun Microsystems).

First, you need to find the Java Control Panel executable, in one of the following locations:

C:\Program Files\Java\jre[version]\bin\javacpl.exe


C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre[version]\bin\javacpl.exe

The path will differ depending on your system’s architecture and which version of Java you have installed. For example, a 32-bit version of Java 7 installed on a 64-bit version of Windows will have it in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe

Once you’ve found the file, right-click it and select “Run as administrator”.

From there, un-check “Check for Updates Automatically” on the Update tab and click OK. You can verify that the setting has been applied by navigating to the same screen as you normally would through the Control Panel.

You can also check your running processes to see that jusched.exe is no longer running – it was automatically terminated when you clicked OK.

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