December 20th, 2012, 06:52 AM
[RESOLVED] Java Icon Disappeared From Control Panel
I have just updated my Java from Java Version 7 Update 9 to Java Version 7 Update 10.
I now find that the Java icon has disappeared from my Control Panel.
Any help please.
Running Windows XP Home SP3 fully updated via Windows Update.
December 20th, 2012, 08:35 AM
Can't say that I've ever seen a Java icon in control panel. How certain are you that you had one?
You can search your Windows Folder for *.cpl to find all control panel icons.
"Common Sense is a flower that doesn't grow in everyone's garden."
December 20th, 2012, 01:04 PM
Steve, Java installs a .cpl in Control Panel and you use it to configure update schedule, etc.
PinguJohn, are you in "Classic View" in Control Panel?
December 20th, 2012, 01:34 PM
Hi Steve, I have always had a Java icon in Control Panel until I updated to Java 7 Update 10.
Hi falcon, yes I am in "Clasic View" in Control Panel.
December 20th, 2012, 01:51 PM
I still see the Java.cpl.
Did you install the JRE or the JDK?
Did you uninstall the previous versions?
December 20th, 2012, 01:56 PM
I would try uninstalling the old Java version and then re-installing the latest Java.
Search for javacpl.exe. If you find it, you can try the other suggestions here: Adding or removing icons in Windows Control Panel.
Last edited by falcon2000; December 20th, 2012 at 01:58 PM.
December 20th, 2012, 02:12 PM
I installed the JRE
Originally Posted by Midknyte
I did not uninstall the previous version, I updated it via the java.com website using the Verify Java Version option.
December 20th, 2012, 02:20 PM
December 21st, 2012, 03:32 AM
Uninstalled and then reinstalled Java 7 Update 10 using the offline installer from the link provided by Midknyte.
Success, Java icon back in Control Panel.
Interesting point, Java Uninstaller and System Restore both reported uninstalling Java 7 Update 9 when it was Java 7 Update 10 that I was uninstalling.
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