1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 6, 2008 3:09 PM by 843810 RSS

    java updates

    843810
      I hope this question is not too simple for this forum. I have Windows XP and Java Platform . Standard Edition 6. Update 5. I have the updates set to automatic on the 28th every month. Lately I am getting a Java update icon EVERYDAY in the Task bar saying "New update available. Please press to continue". Is this a problem? I click on the icon and it disappears but does not appear to do anything. Craigowl
        • 1. Re: java updates
          843810
          Craigowl,
          You have Java 6 Update 5 and Java 6 Update 7 is the current version. Once Java determines there is an update, it will display the update icon/ballon after every login. This is a known issue we are working on for a future release. ( http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6656017 Java AutoUpdate: Frequency of update available balloon)

          I need more information about: clicking on the icon disappears and does not appear to do anything.
          Are you clicking on the ballon or the icon in the Notification area?
          When the icon is visible, please try right clicking on the icon and clicking Install.
          Could it be the icon is disappearing because inactive icons are hidden?

          The workaround is to go to java.com and install Java 6 Update 7 from there.

          Thanks in advance for additional information,
          Chris