Updated Java Version Not Recognized by Browser or java.com Java Detection Applet
Last updated on MARCH 16, 2018
Applies to:Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When the latest Java update is installed through the IE browser, we see that it exists in Control Panel -> Programs and Features, and it is enabled in the Java Control Panel (JCP) i.e. Deployment Properties. However, the Java Detection applet at the "Do I have Java?" web page reports no current Java (Public JRE) installed, and the browser does not appear to recognize it.
Even after restarting the browser, the "Do I have Java?" applet reports no current Java installed.
It is expected that the browser and Java Detection applet will recognize the latest installed Java update when Java is 'enabled' in the JCP.
The issue can be reproduced with the following steps:
1. Open IE on the Desktop
2. Navigate to the "Do I have Java?" page.
3. Select Download button to download the latest Java 7 update
4. Choose Run to install it, go through the installer, accepting the default install location, license agreement, etc.
5. Finish Install
6. Relaunch IE
7. Navigate to the Java verification applet from step 2.
8. Notice the detection script result is that update is still required.
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