Java 8 for Windows - Internet Explorer

How to Update to Java 8 and Internet Explorer 11
on a Windows 7 Computer

* This page is for Windows 7 users.  Windows 10 users, click here. *

* Please note that we do not support versions of Java beyond Java 8, Update 121. * 
 

List of sections:

 1)   Which version of Java do you have?
 2)   If you don't have Java 8, Update 121, uninstall the version you have now.
 3)   If you don't have Java 8, Update 121, d
ownload it.
 4)   Review settings on Java Control Panel.
 5)   Which version of Internet Explorer do you have?
 6)   Set up Internet Explorer.
 7)   Open Banner ERP (has troubleshooting tips).
 8)   Go here if you use the Test version of Banner ERP.

This process takes about 45 minutes.
Print out these instructions before beginning so that you can check off each step as you go along.

 

1) Find out which version of Java you have:

  • Click on the Start button  (usually located on the bottom left of your screen).
  • Click on Control Panel (in the right-hand column).
  • Select “View by:  Small (or Large) icons”, then double-click on the Java icon to open it.
  • In the General tab, click on the About... button.  A popup will show the version of Java you have (e.g., "Version 7 Update 71").
  • If you have Java 8, Update 121, go to step 5.

2) If you have a version other than Java 8, Update 121, uninstall it.

  • In the Control Panel, select “View by:  Small (or Large) icons”, then double-click on Programs and Features.
  • Find Java in the list.  Most computers have two Java programs installed. Uninstall both of them by clicking on each of them, selecting Uninstall, and then following the uninstall prompts.  

3)  Log into MyWellesley using Chrome or Firefox.  Then download Java 8 by clicking here.

  • After you've clicked on the link, click the blue Download button, then the blue Download anyway button.
  • Chrome:
    • At the bottom of the window, click on jre-8u121-windows-i586.exe and follow the prompts to install Java 8, 121.
  • Firefox:
    • If asked, "Would you like to save this file", click Save File, then click on the "View downloads" button to find the downloaded file.
    • Click on jre-8u121-windows-i586.exe and follow the prompts to install Java 8, 121.
  • If an "Out-of-Date Java Versions Detected" message appears, uncheck the box next to the version of Java shown, then click Remind Me Later, then Next.
  • If you're asked if you want to restore Java security prompts, uncheck the box.
  • If you see a "Verify Java Version" window, close it.

4)  Review Java settings in the Java Control Panel.  Change if necessary:

  • Open the Java Control Panel. 
  • Double-click on the Java icon to open it.
  • Click on the "Update" tab.
    • Uncheck "Check for Updates Automatically".
    • Click on the "Do Not Check" button.
    • Click on "Apply".
  • Click on the "Advanced" tab.
    • In the "Java Console" section, select "Do not start console".
    • In the "Mixed code (sandboxed vs. trusted) security verification" section, select the second option  ("Enable - hide warning and run with protections") if it has not already been selected.
    • In the "Advanced Security Settings" section, be sure that only the options checked in the screenshot below are chosen:
    • Click "Apply".
  • Leave the Java Control Panel open and follow the instructions below.

5)  Find out which version of Internet Explorer you have:

  • Open Internet Explorer (IE), which is located here:  C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe (double-click on iexplore.exe in order to open it).
  • If you see "Several add-ons are ready for use", click on "Don't enable".
  • If you see "Speed up browsing by disabling add-ons", click on "Ask me later".
  • Click on the gear in the upper right-hand corner of IE, then click on About Internet Explorer.
  • If you have IE 11, go to step 6.  
  • If you don't have IE 11, click on this link to download and install it.  Click the blue Download button, then the blue Download anyway button.
    • Chrome:
      • At the bottom of the window, click on ie11-windows6.1-x...exe and follow the prompts to install IE 11.   
    • Firefox:
      • If asked, "Would you like to save this file", click Save File, then click on the "View downloads" button to find the downloaded file.
      • Click on ie11-windows6.1-x64-en-us... and follow the prompts to install IE 11.
    • When prompted, restart your computer.

6)  Pin IE 11 to the Taskbar; add websites to Trusted Sites

  • Go to C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe.  Right-click on iexplore.exe and choose Pin to taskbar.
  • Close IE, then open it using the icon on your taskbar.
  • If you see "The Java(™) Plug-In SSV helper” as a popup message at the bottom of the page, click on Enable.
  • Click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of IE
  • Click on "Internet options"
  • Click on "Security" tab
  • Click on "Trusted Sites" (Green checkmark).
  • Click the "Sites" button.
  • Type (do not click on the link) "https://bannererp.wellesley.edu" into the "Add this website to the zone" box, then click "Add"
  • If you use NolijWeb, type (do not click on the link) "https://imaging.wellesley.edu" into the "Add this website to the zone" box, then click "Add"
  • If you use the Test version of Banner ERP, type (do not click on the link) "https://testban8erp.wellesley.edu" into the "Add this website to the zone" box, then click "Add"
  • If you use the Test version of NolijWeb, type (do not click on the link) "https://imaging-test.wellesley.edu" into the "Add this website to the zone" box, then click "Add"
  • Click "Close" to close the Trusted Sites window.
  • Click "OK" to close the Internet Options window.

7)  Using IE 11, log into MyWellesley, then open Banner ERP.

  • If you see a blank page when you open Banner ERP and a tab that says zinn.wellesley.edu, create a "Favorite" for Banner ERP and access Banner ERP using the Favorite.
  • Note:  If you've used Banner ERP before on this computer, you may not see all of the messages below, because Java might remember your settings from a previous installation.
  • If you see a message that says, "Your version of Java is out of date", check "Do not ask again until the next update is available" in the lower left-hand corner, then click "Later".
  • Click on the "Activate Java" link:

     
  • If you see a message that says, "Allow https://bannererp.wellesley.edu:4452", click on "Allow and Remember".
  • If you're asked, "Do you want to run this application? (Banner by Ellucian)", click "Run".
  • If you're asked, "Do you want to run this application? (OracleForms)", check the "I accept" box and click "Run".
    • If you still see this box the next time you launch Banner, click the "I accept.." checkbox, and also click the blue circle next to Show Options, then check the box in there for "Do not show this again...", then click "Run".
  • If you see a message that says, "Warning - Unavailable Version of Java Requested", click the button that says, "Run with the latest version".
  • If you see a message that says, "Block potentially unsafe components from being run?", click "Don't Block".
  • If you see a message that says, "Do you want to run this application? Your version of Java is out of date ... (Location:  https://bannererp.wellesley.edu:4452)", click "Run".
  • At this point, you should be able to log into Banner ERP.   If you are unable to do so, please be sure you've followed each of the steps above.  If you still can't log in, call the Help Desk at x3333.

8)  Test Banner users: If you see a pop-up message that says, "Warning - Unavailable version of Java requested", click on "Run with the latest version".  Then you should be able to log into the test version of Banner.