Java - The update tab is missing from the Java Control Panel.

December 2016


Java - The update tab is missing from the Java Control Panel



You want to update Java manually, but the Update tab is missing from the Java Control Panel? Here's how to access it.

Method 1


If you are using Windows 8, you can try making a search (Start Screen) for the following term: Java

Click on "Check for Updates" to access the Update tab.

Method 2


Via the registry:
  • Click on Start > Run
  • Type the following command and press Enter: "regedit".
  • Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > JavaSoft > Java Update > Policy".
  • Create a DWORD (32-bit) value and named it as "EnableJavaUpdate".
    • Set its value (value type - hex) to 1 to display the Update tab.
    • Set its value to 0 to hide the Update tab from the Java console.

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