Can I Update Java While a Java Process Is Still Running on My System?

(Doc ID 1600114.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 1.5.0 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


In a large enterprise, it is often necessary to update lots of PCs simultaneously. Users do not have admin rights and connot perform an update themselves. So the question comes up whether a silent update at night time is doable while users are still running a Java application in a browser.


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