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Windows 7: Remove Java from Startup

13 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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I use ccleaner for all my cleanup and disable needs. Its free and cool because startup programs can be disabled instead of just deleting then if you ever need it, it can be re enabled. The registery cleaner works good too, I've never had an issue with it. I've used it in windows xp, vista 32/64, and 7 32/64.

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Thanks for the response. I will maybe try that as a last resort.
Why is it a last resort its a great program? I use it all the time to clean up my system. Try it you'll like it (I hope).
I have never used CCleaner. I was hoping to find some way of disabling it through some change of settings. I have heard a lot of good things about CCleaner.

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13 Nov 2009   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

What you may be seeing is Java update. Right click on the icon in the control panel, then click on update .... uncheck it to see if that's what's in the start up.
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13 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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You can remove it using Regedit. This is the "proper" way instead of msconfig.

It's at

Thanks for that. I forgot all about this I looked in the above and it wasn't there. SO I went back into msconfig - startup and scrolled along to see where it was. It was in a similar location to the above except it was in the wow6432 folder. Thanks all for your help.
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13 Nov 2009   #14

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit

At the risk of being pedantic :), it's not's a series of sun-provided Windows utilities for the JRE...including one that just checks for JRE/plugin updates. You are not running a JVM in the background unless you are trying to run a Java-based application or an applet.

In general, you shouldn't need all that stuff running...even if you want to use Java-based programs. I write client-side Java-based programs for folks for a range of functions...and all that they need is to have a JRE installed on their hard disk somewhere. When they execute a Java-based application, the JVM starts up...and when they exit, it shuts down.

Granted, most Java is now server-side code that provides the back end for Enterprise systems and large web-based systems...and not much client-side code...but there are still a large number of Java-based client apps (e.g., Eclipse and IntelliJ are two that I use every day) well as a handful of sites that still use applets. Many Java-based client apps actually come bundled with a JRE. I prefer to distribute without one to keep the size of my install package small. In fact, I don't even need an install package for my apps if the JRE is can just unzip and run.

Frankly, it's not much different than old school Win 32 MFC or new school .Net-based programs. You need quite a bit installed on your PC for programs created using the frameworks to just tend to already have it with the OS since they are MS technologies. :)

Of course, being a professional Java developer, perhaps I am being a bit sensitive as well as pedantic.
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13 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

here's a link to show another way of removing unwanted things from startup and msconfig

Remove entries from MSConfig
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13 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by green98ls View Post
here's a link to show another way of removing unwanted things from startup and msconfig

Remove entries from MSConfig
That's another handy tip thank you.
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