Monday, 8 July 2013

Creating Missing “Update” Tab on Java Control Panel

For some reason, you want to update your Java version manually but it suddenly goes missing. You can actually recover the missing "Update" tab in Java with some simple editing from the registry.


Before proceeding, please take note any simple error in editing on the registry may cause implications on your computer resulting software or even OS corruption. Perform the tasks below is at your own risk. It is recommended to backup your registry data first before performing any registry editing.     

If you are ready to continue, let's proceed on.

1.    Access to Registry. Add both the Current User Reg Entry and Local Machine or whichever applicable.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy


2.    Create the Reg DWord “EnableJavaUpdate”
Select DWORD Value. (32-bit or 64-bit depends on your system requirement)


3.    Change the Value from 0 to 1




4.    No need to restart computer. Go to Java Control Panel to check. An “Update” Tab will appear.