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​​​Java Upgrading/Downgrading

If you are not at version 1.7.80 of Java please use the following steps: 

The first step is to remove the existing version of Java. This can be done by going into the Windows control Panel (start -> control panel) and selecting the “uninstall a program” option. If you don’t see it you can search for “uninstall” using the search box in the upper-right of the window.​


You want to located the item “J2SE Runtime Environment” or "Java", click on it, then click the Uninstall button.



Let the uninstall process run its course. Please reboot your computer after the uninstall has finished.

Next you need install the correct version of Java.  You can do one of two things : 

1 - Grab a copy of the latest Java Runtime Environment version 1.7.80 That can be downloaded from Documents You want to download 

2 - If you are only using Java to access Banner, please navigate directly to Banner and when it detects that no Java installation exists on your computer, it will prompt you to install it.

Once downloaded and installed you’re 99% finished. There’s one last thing. Java 1.6 includes some updated security features that need to be managed to deal with the expired digital signature on some of the Oracle Forms stuff.

To do this you need to go into the Java control panel. You get to it just like you do “uninstall a program” except you will need to search for “Java”. 


(Yours may say “Java (32-bit)”).

 Once you find the Java control panel, bring it up and go to the ADVANCED panel. Under Security -> Mixed code select the “Enable – hide warning and run with protections” option as seen below.


You will also want to disable Java auto-updates. This can be done on this same screen under the same tab, this time go to the JRE Auto-Download section and select “Never Auto-Download”. Alternatively there’s a more obvious setting in another tab about Java auto-updates, but I don’t have a screenshot of it because I have the both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions installed on my machine and the 64-bit control panel overrides the 32-bit control panel