How can I run older versions of Java?
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:
- add Aconex to Java’s exception list
- consider lowering the Java security level from High to Medium in the Java control.
As of Java 7 update 45, Microsoft may also suggest users upgrade Java due to ActiveX vulnerabilities, showing an error that looks like this: