Disable “Java version is out of date” message

If you have received the following message on your system, we recommend that you update your Java sofware version.

“Your Java version is out of date”

java version

But, if for some reason, you cannot update your Java version, you can disable this popup message by entering the following lines in your deployment.properties file that is stored in: C:\Windows\Sun\Java\Deployment


After this we have to add the followin environment variable.

Open Command Prompt and type the following

setx deployment.expiration.check.enabled false /m

If you do not have Deployment.config and Deployment.properties files in C:\Windows\Sun\Java\Deployment folder here’s what you’ll have to do:

Create Deployment.config file and add the following lines in it:


Now create the Deployment.properties and add the following lines in it:


Set environment variable by typing the following line in command prompt:

setx deployment.expiration.check.enabled false /m

Hope this helps.

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11 Responses

  1. Alex D says:

    Thank you! I work in an IT office, and have been pounding my head on this one for months. Placed the config and properties files, and set the environmental variable, and it worked like a charm. I did not have to reboot for this fix, but I did get the prompt one last time. I hit later and after that, it was gone.

  2. Nikolinjo says:

    Hi Alex,
    I’m glad to hear that it helped you 🙂


  3. simo says:

    I’m facing the same problem. my question is what type of files you will create. I mean is it a text files or…
    Thank you very much

  4. Matthias says:

    You’re a lifesaver, Nik. We’ve been looking left and right for a solution to this problem and tried the craziest things and most obscure regedits. This works exactly as it should without any hassle. I promptly created an SCCM package out of it and pushed it to a bunch of PCs! Thank you.

  5. Anudeep says:

    After setting the properties in deployment.properties file, the popup is still showing

  6. user says:

    Saved my life…More like my sanity.

  7. Kevin says:

    I had found this after bashing my head on this for some time and finally came across this post, but the Sun Folder is missing from both machines I am seeing with this issue to resolve. Can the folders just be created and follow up with creating the other files? Or do these need to be created by Java in some way to fill in other potential files?

  8. Eddie S. says:

    Thanks Nik! The instructions giving worked flawlessly with no problems!

  9. David Spector says:

    I updated Java but still get “Your Java version is out of date”. There is a bug either in Internet Explorer or Java itself. These instructions sound too complicated. Why can’t the Control Panel have an option to work around this bug?

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