All of the answers concerning Java Control Panel in Windows 10 keep saying to access the Control Panel - well, news flash, there is NO control panel. Everything has been moved to Settings in Windows 10 so how do I find Java Control Panel in Windows 10 for real?

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    There is still a control panel in Windows 10 (search start for Control Panel or Run control.exe) Aug 12, 2018 at 20:44
  • @YisroelTech, OP is asking about "Java Control Panel" it is different from Windows OS Control Panel.
    – Dush
    Mar 15, 2019 at 6:04
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    @Dush read again... He says everyone sends him to "the control panel" (from windows) where he will find the Java control panel, but he thinks that Windows 10 doesn't have a control panel Mar 15, 2019 at 6:11
  • @YisroelTech, Yes, you were right since your are not answering the question, but you were just commenting about his belief that Windows control panel is not there any more. I just miss understood your comment since I was thinking about OPs final question.
    – Dush
    Mar 15, 2019 at 9:40
  • Java control panel has also disappeared from my windows control panel, the questioner isn't delusional. Dec 20, 2019 at 9:03

4 Answers 4


Alternate method of launching Java Control Panel:

Click Windows Start button.
In the Start Search box, type:

  • Windows 32-bit OS:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe**
  • Windows 64-bit OS:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe**

Ref: Docs

  • Note that the "jre7" part of the path will change as new versions are released, so navigate to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\" and see what's there.
    – pstraton
    Dec 9, 2020 at 17:26

If you really don't have shortcut to "Configure Java" in the menu start, then run directly this Java Panel by accessing C:\Program Files\Java\jreJAVA_VERSION\bin\javacpl.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jreJAVA_VERSION\bin\javacpl.exe

If you only have jdk installed, then C:\Program Files\Java\jdkJAVA_VERSION\jre\bin\javacpl.exe


We can try the following three ways to find java control panel:

Right click the Start button and choose "Control Panel". In the "Search Control Panel" box, type "Java". It should bring up a match entitled "Java (XX-bit)" (where XX is the bit-level of the Java install) Double-click that icon to open the Java Control Panel.

We can see the versions of Java installed on our PC by opening the "Programs and Features" control panel. We can get there by right click on the Start button to open "Control Panel" and then open "Program and Features".

To locate the Java Control panel, type Configure Java in the search bar on the side. Here are two links to downloading the Java JRE if we need to download it again.




In Windows 10, you can NOT easily find the Java Control Panel.

For this: 1: open a command prompt 2: type: control.exe 3: choose Programs 4: Click Java and there you are.

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