Java Updates for Windows Begin Thursday, October 25-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Java Updates for Windows Begin Thursday, October 25

In order to maintain a secure computing environment, the Desktop Support Program is deploying Java Runtime Environment (JRE 1.6 Update 37) to Windows computers beginning Thursday, October 25, 2012.

For detailed steps, refer to the Java Update documentation:

Beginning October 25, 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 the Java Update 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.
  • Beginning at Noon on Thursday, November 15, your computer will automatically run the update process if you have not previously done so. You will see a five-minute warning message before the installation process begins.
  • 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 Thursday, October 25 until Noon on Thursday, November 15.
  • Some users require specific Java versions for software used in their department.  Special arrangements are likely already in place to ensure that these versions remain available; this update should not impact that version of Java.

Questions, concerns, and comments can be directed to Desktop Support at (412) 268-6959, or