Disable java update service in Microsoft Windows 7

Today it seems that every program likes to install windows services for some reason. Apparently the creators think that their program is so important that it must be up to date constantly or somehow just has to be worth spending your CPU power and RAM… just waiting… just in case…if something should happen… which it doesn’t 99.99% of the time.

This post is about the Java updater. This service runs constantly, and the reason for this is that JAVA wants to check for updates once a month. Let’s remove that thing!

To check if you have it running nd eating memory on your computer, take a look in the Task Manager. Press CTRL – SHIFT – ESC.

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You should be able to disable his in the control panel, only Sun apparently forgot to put the options in Windows. So let’s look at an alternative way of stopping it.

Navigate to your Java installation’s bin directory. It should be something like  – C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin – and look for the file javacpl.exe.

Right click on the file javacpl.exe and choose Run as an administrator.

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It will open the control panel, and enable you to disable the Java updater. Just untick the selection button. You can now check that the service is gone from the Task Manager.

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Click <<OK>> and it should never prompt you again.

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