Java not updating registry

I'm just tweaking out my new Windows 7 laptop and wanted to disable the automatic Java updating (and thus kill the silly background process), but I can't seem to get it to actually turn it off.

I found the Java Control Panel applet and found the settings on the Update tab that should control it.

Both the server and my laptop have JDK 1.7 and JRE 7 in the respective %HOME% variables and system PATH.

I've even reinstalled JRE 6 and placed it later in the system environment PATH variables with the same result.


So for now, the only way I have found to permanently keep disabled "check for updates" is to do scripted installs, such as

thread ID=5198773 or this one: There are lots of gotch-ya's to getting check-for-updates to stay disabled for all users, and the best solution seems to be did not work regardless of which hive I put it in.


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