University of Oregon

Disabling Java Automatic Updates

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On your computer, Java may be set to automatically check for and install new Java updates. This can cause problems when new versions of Java are incompatible with services such as Banner, AppWorx job scheduling, and the Document Imaging indexing module (Singularity).
 
We recommend that users of Banner, AppWorx, and Document Imagaging turn off automatic updates for Java. This page contains instructions for:
  • Mac
  • Windows PC

Mac

  1. From the Apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen, select System Preferences.
  2. In the last row of the System Preferences pane, select Java. (If you don't have Java installed, you won't see this option.)
  3. The Java Control Panel will open. Select the Updates tab. Then:
    1. Uncheck the box labeled Check for Updates Automatically.
    2. You will then be prompted by a warning box. Click the button Do Not Check.
    3. When the warning box goes away, select OK or Apply at the bottom of the window.

Windows PC

  1. Access the Control Panel as follows:
    • In Windows 7 (left-hand image below), select the Windows button, then select Control Panel.
    • In Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 (right-hand image below), right-click in the bottom left corner of the screen, then select Control Panel.
  2. Select Java. (If you don't have Java installed, you won't see any Java option.)
  3. The Java Control Panel will open. Select the Updates tab. Then:
    1. Uncheck the box labeled Check for Updates Automatically.
    2. You will then be prompted by a warning box. Click the button Do Not Check.
    3. When the warning box goes away, select OK or Apply at the bottom of the window.