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Archive for January 4th, 2013

Happy new year! My 2012 blog in review

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/04

Wow, it seems that the most popular posts have nothing to do with software development (:

Happy new year everyone!


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 5 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

Click here to see the complete report.

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Forcing Java Update on Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/01/04

Sometimes the Java Update checker crashes in the middle of something.

The long solution to restart it is to logoff/logon or reboot/logon and wait for it to come up.

The short solution is to manually restart it (you probably need to be Administrator to do this though) using either of these commands:

"%CommonProgramFiles%\Java\jucheck.exe" -auto
"%CommonProgramFiles%\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe" -auto
"%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Java\jucheck.exe" -auto
"%CommonProgramFiles(x86)%\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe" -auto

To keep it simple: The exact command depends (:

  • if you run on an x86 machine or not, or – on an x64 machine – which of the Java versions (x86 or x64) you have installed
  • if the jucheck.exe is in the Java directory itself, or in a Java Update directory


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