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Java Update Steps

Current Java is critical to maintaining a secure computing environment. Vulnerabilities in the Java program are frequent targets of malware while patched Java protects against compromises.

Follow these steps to run the Java Update:

  1. You will be notified that the Java update is available via a pop-up balloon that appears in your system tray.
  2. Before you run the update, be sure to do the following:
    • CLOSE any open Web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox).
    • EXIT any Java applications that may be running (e.g., Oracle Financials, Taleo).
  3. Click the Java update pop-up balloon that appeared in Step 1.
  4. Click Oracle JRE 1.6.0_41... to select it, and then click Run. The update process begins. Through the update process, various messages appear that require no response.
    Note: If a "Success" message appears, the JRE41 update is already installed on your computer. The following steps will NOT appear. You are done. Proceed to the Verify Java Update section below.
  5. If you failed to close any open browsers or Java related programs (see Step 2 above), you will be prompted to close those programs; click Close Programs and Continue.
    Note: You will receive a subsequent message to "Save your work and data!" before closing your program. Click OK.
  6. As the older version of JRE is uninstalled and JRE41 is installed various messages appear that require no response.
  7. Once the update is complete, a message similar to the following appears. Click OK.  
  8. An "Upgrade Complete" message appears. Click OK.

Verify Java Update (Optional)

To assure that the Java update has been successfully installed, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Carnegie Mellon ISO Patch Check web page.
  2. Click Check Now.
  3. The installed version of JRE should appear as Java

Last Updated: 2/20/13