Windows 10: Update tab missing from Java Control Panel Version 8 Update 11 64-bit Solved

  1.    30 Oct 2016 #1

    Update tab missing from Java Control Panel Version 8 Update 11 64-bit


    Hi Guys,

    This one has been bugging me for the past few updates for Java Version 8 - the "Update" tab is missing for the Java Control Panel program.

    This was (apparently) a bug in earlier version, but is supposedly fixed.

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and have had this issue with at least the last three updates to the Java JRE Version 8 64-bit.

    I've tried uninstalling, cleaning the registry and making sure any leftover Java-related files are gone, but once I reinstall Java, the problem is still there.

    Can anyone else confirm this issue?

    Cheers,

    Mike.


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  2. Posts : 330
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       31 Oct 2016 #2
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  3.    01 Nov 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply, but no luck.

    There are a few other similar suggestions, but they all seem to relate to running 32-bit Java on 64-bit OSes.

    Cheers,

    Mike.
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  4. Posts : 515
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       01 Nov 2016 #4

    I fixed it by visiting the Java website & manually downloading the latest version & installing that. If this isn't working for you then I can't suggest anything further.
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  5.    01 Nov 2016 #5

    Yep, that's how I installed mine - on 4 separate systems - all with the same result.

    I downloaded the offline installer for Windows 64-bit.

    I've posted a message to Java support, but me hopes aren't high!

    Cheers,

    Mike.
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  6.    04 Nov 2016 #6

    After a bit more digging around, it seems that a registry key was missing.

    It appears that the three update-related executables for the Java RE (jaureg.exe, jusched.exe and jucheck.exe) are still 32-bit and should be located in "\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update" and require a registry entry (which was missing on my systems, for reasons unfathomable!) in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy". A bit of a bodge, if you ask me.

    Once I made sure the executables and registry keys were there, everything seemed to work.

    Despite the fact that this bug was supposedly fixed a few versions back, it still seems to be an issue (for me, at least!). And trying to get any sort of support-message through to the people behind Java is harder than getting into Mordor!

    Cheers,

    Mike.
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