Java Runtime Environment (JRE29) Updates for Windows-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, December 2, 2011

Java Runtime Environment (JRE29) Updates for Windows

In order to maintain a secure computing environment, the Desktop Support Program is deploying Java Runtime Environment (JRE 1.6 Update 29) to Windows computers beginning Friday, December 2, 2011.  For detailed steps, refer to the Java Update 29 documentation.

  • Beginning December 2, you should receive a pop-up notification near the clock on your computer informing you that a new program is available. To run this program, please click this pop-up or the icon; for detailed instructions, see Java Update 29 documentation.
  • This update will require you to close any open Web browsers and could affect other open programs on your computer. Please save any work and exit your Web browser prior to running the upgrade. You will be free to re-open your Web browser once the upgrade has finished; no reboot is required.
  • Since this update could interrupt your work, you will be able to install the update at a time of your choosing anytime after 8:30 a.m. on Friday December 2.
Questions, concerns, and comments can be directed to Desktop Support at (412) 268-6959, or