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Why are the disable Java check box and security slider not in the Control Panel after installing Java 7 update 10 (7u10) and above?

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 10
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 7u10+, 8.0


After installation, the checkbox to enable/disable Java and the security level slider do not appear in the Java Control Panel Security tab.
This can occur with 7u10 and above.


This is due to a conflict that Java 7u10 and above have with standalone installations of JavaFX.
Example: If Java 7u5 and JavaFX 2.1.1 are installed and if Java is updated to 7u11, the Java Control Panel does not show the checkbox or security slider.

To resolve this issue it is recommended to uninstall all versions of Java and JavaFX before installing Java 7u10 and above.
Please follow the steps below for resolving this issue.
  1. Remove all versions of Java and JavaFX through the Windows Uninstall Control Panel.
    Instructions on uninstalling Java.
  2. Run the Microsoft uninstall utility to repair corrupted registry keys that prevents programs from being completely uninstalled or blocking new installations and updates.
  3. Download and install the Windows offline installer package.

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