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Where is the Java Control Panel on Windows?


This article applies to:
  • Platform (s): Windows 10, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Find the Java Control Panel - Java 7 Update 40 (7u40) and higher versions

From Java 7 Update 40 you can find the Java Control Panel via the Windows start menu.
  1. Start the Windows menu begin
  2. click on Programs (All apps with Windows 10)
  3. Go to the listed program Java
  4. click on Configure Java to start the Java Control Panel

Find Java Control Panel - versions prior to 7u40

Windows 10
  1. Right click the button begin and select the option Control panel.
  2. In the Windows Control Panel, click Programs.
  3. Click the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows 8
Use the search function to find the Control Panel
  1. Press the Windows logo key + W about that Charm "Search" and look for settings
    OR
    Drag the pointer to the lower right corner of the screen, then click the icon search.
  2. Enter in the search box Java control panel a.
  3. Click the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows 7, Vista
  1. Click the button begin and then on the option Control panel.
  2. Enter in Control Panel SearchJava control panel a.
  3. Click the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows XP
  1. Click the button begin and then on the option Control panel.
  2. Double-click the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.



Alternative method of starting the Java Control Panel

  • Click the Windows Start button.
  • In the Start menu search box, enter:
    Windows 32-bit OS:
    Windows 64-bit OS: