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After updating to Java 7 Update 65, applets fail to launch.

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0


Java applets fail to launch after update to Java version 7 Update 65.


This issue is seen with Java applets using Java _arguments parameter and if deployment.javaws.jre.0.args= is missing from the file.


This issue has been fixed with Java 7 Update 67 (7u67).
Download the latest Java version to resolve the applet loading issue.

For those users who can not update the 7u65 version, options to resolve the issue are listed below.

Workaround for end users with 7u65 installed
Users still using 7u65 can make changes to the Java Control Panel to resolve the issue.
  1. Go to Windows Start menu
  2. Click on Programs and find the Java programs listing. Click Configure Java to launch the Java Control Panel.
  3. In the Java Control Panel click on the Java tab
  4. Click on View
  5. Double click on Runtime parameters cell for Java 7u65 to enter edit mode
  6. Click OK and then Apply
  7. Click OK to close the Java Control Panel
configure runtime settings
Workaround for Developers and Administrators
  1. Removing java_arguments parameter from the object tag of the applet resolves the issue on the server.
  2. Add a line to the file with:

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