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Control Panel icon missing on Vista x64

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qu0ll
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I have just installed Update N b06 on Vista x64 and the Java icon is no longer present in the Control Panel so adjustments to the settings cannot be made.

If I return to JSE 6 Update 3 then the icon reappears.

Anyone else experienced this or is there a solution?

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rogyeu
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I cannot reproduce is with my XP SP2 Professional machine. Is your XP 64bit?

qu0ll
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...still happening on build 09.

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ngthomas
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Thanks for the report. I can reproduce the problem with the latest 6uN build and a bug is filed:

6649350: The Java Control Panel icon is not showing up in the Windows Control Panel on a Vista-64 machine

We are working on a fix for it.

Thomas Ng
Java Deployment Engineering

qu0ll
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Thanks. It's still happening in b10 but I think you are aware of that.

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qu0ll
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...and still happening in b11 (just FYI).

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asaguden
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I am having the same problem. Vista Enterprise x64 with Java:
1.6 x32
1.6 x64
1.4 x64
1.5 x64

.. and no sign of Java control panel...

Is there any other way of accessing the Java Control Panel?

tackline
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It should be available through bin/javacpl.exe (unless that is missing as well).

ltwally
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javacpl.exe does not exist with the 64-bit builds of Java6 installed under Vista x64. This has been true for every release of the Java6 JRE since u1.

As to the why... I have no idea.

The 32-bit builds will install javacpl.exe & register it to appear in the Control Panel, even under Vista x64.

ltwally
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On the up-side, the annoying Java updater is not installed, either. So it's not a total loss.

Note to Sun: Setting the java-tray app to autostart with Windows [i]by default[/i] is a bad idea!! Most Windows machines have enough garbage auto-starting without adding more bloat!!

mr_dronski
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Not sure how to describe it in more details, there wasn't much I did (just installed). The only point of interest is this was installed on top of b07, with Reinstall option selected when prompted.

mr_dronski
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b08 lost the control panel icon on Win XP

ingridy
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Not be able to reproduce this problem on WinXP machine. Please provide more detail steps on how to reproduce the problem.

Thanks,
Ingrid

ingridy
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It is a known issue, please check bug#6626909. It shall be fixed in 6u4 and next build of 6uN release.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

qu0ll
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...still happening on build 07.

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trembovetski
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That bug appears to be fixed in b08 according to the bugreport.

Dmitri

qu0ll
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Nope, still happening in build 08.

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