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 2 methods for how to access it.

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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