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How can I run older versions of Java?

Can't upgrade Java? This information may help.

Oracle and the browser vendors strongly recommend all users of Java download the latest updates to the software. If you don’t, the browser may prevent some applications from running, especially if your version of Java is more than a few releases behind the most current version. This may impact your use of the online viewer or multi file upload.

Java expiry errors

With the release of each update, Oracle sets a date on which the update will expire. For example, Java 7 update 45 expired on January 14, 2014. After the expiration date, Java will regularly prompt you to update to the latest version. See Oracle’s release notes for the expiration date on the update you're running.

Java lets you define the level of security you want to apply through the Java control panel. The default setting of High will prevent expired updates from running Java applets, including Aconex’s online viewer and multi-file upload. Instead, you’ll see an error page that prompts you to download the latest version of Java.

Resolving Java errors in older Java versions

To resolve this, you may need to:

As of Java 7 update 45, Microsoft may also suggest users upgrade Java due to ActiveX vulnerabilities, showing an error that looks like this:

Java error

If you can’t upgrade, you’ll need understand the security risks, and select Run this time in order to use this Aconex functionality.

If you’re still having trouble, contact the Aconex Service Desk.

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