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: blog.stealthpuppy.com/scriptcorner/unattended-install-sun-jre-16-update-10 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.