Java update tab missing: Windows 10

Java update tab missing: Windows 10

Do you want to update Java Manually, however the update tab is missing from the Java Control Panel? Don't worry, in this article we will show you two methods for how to access the control panel.

How to update Java manually?

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

This method should work for Windows 10. 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.

Another option is to set the "EnableJavaUpdate" key from the default of 1, to 0 and then back 1. This has fixed the issue for some people.

Additional methods:

You can delete the key if it has already been created to activate the "update" tab. 

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