Java Upgrade

The latest release of Java 8 is now available in Software Center.

What is happening?

The latest release of Java 8 is now available in Software Center.

If you have a University supplied Windows device, and use Management Information Systems such as Student Records, Admissions, Accommodation or other applications requiring Java, we recommend that you choose a time to suit you and upgrade before 27 May.

After this, if Java 8 has not been updated, it will be done automatically which will make your PC unusable for the duration of the upgrade.

How do I upgrade?

On Windows devices, you can upgrade before 27 May using Software Center:

• Click Start
• Type the word software
• Click Software Center
• Select Java
• Install and close Internet Explorer/Word if prompted
• Old Java installs will be removed and the latest installed.

I don’t know if I use Java

You do not need to do anything. If your PC does have Java it will be upgraded automatically when the deadline passes.