Does windows vista require updating

This will open the control panel, and enable you to disable the Java updater.

Just untick the selection button, and answer “Never” to the stupid question that the panel will ask you.

The 4GB limit is retrieved from the registry by calling a function named .

If you remove this check for the licensed memory limit then a restriction to 4GB is demonstrably not enforced by other means.

Click on the snapshot if you want it full-size and hi-fi: No, this image is not a mock-up, though the red rectangle is my addition to highlight that this 32-bit operating system which ordinarily finds only 3069MB of RAM on this machine seems happy to have 8189MB.

Windows will use all this memory, too, not that I have any ordinary need for it to do so.

You can now check that the service is gone from the Task Manager.

Apparently the creators think that their program is so important that it must be up to date constantly or somehow just has to be worth spending your CPU power and RAM… So after 2 years of Vista, we still don’t have a working Java control panel that will enable us to disable the update service.

Yet although Dell’s statement is true, it is not the whole truth: there is something that Microsoft does not tell you, and perhaps does not tell Dell.

That 32-bit editions of Windows starting with Windows Vista are limited to 4GB is not because of any technical constraint on 32-bit operating systems.

here is how you do it anyway: Navigate to your Java installation’s bin directory.

It should be something like: C: Program Files Javajre6bin or, if you are running 64bit Vista, C: Program Files (x86)Javajre6bin Right click on the file and choose Run as an administrator.