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Where is the Java Control Panel on Windows?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 Server, Windows ME, Windows 2012 Server

Find the Java Control Panel - Java 7 Update 40 (7u40) and later versions

Starting with Java 7 Update 40, you can find the Java Control Panel through the Windows Start menu.
  1. Launch the Windows Start menu
  2. Click on Programs
  3. Find the Java program listing
  4. Click Configure Java to launch the Java Control Panel

Find the Java Control Panel - Versions below 7u40

Windows 8
Use search to find the Control Panel
  1. Press Windows logo key + W to open the Search charm to search settings
    OR
    Drag the Mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner of the screen, then click on the Search icon.
  2. In the search box enter Java Control Panel
  3. Click on Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows 7, Vista
  1. Click on the Start button and then click on the Control Panel option.
  2. In the Control Panel Search enter Java Control Panel.
  3. Click on the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows XP
  1. Click on the Start button and then click on the Control Panel option.
  2. Double click on the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.

Java Control Panel

Alternate method of launching Java Control Panel

  • Click Windows Start button.
  • In the Start Search box, type:
    Windows 32-bit OS: c:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe
    Windows 64-bit OS: c:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe

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