said by Name Game:I did the manual update from the Control Panel on an XP Pro SP3 system and also temporarily lost the icon in Control Panel afterwards. However, as soon as I rebooted, the icon came back.
Hearing that some people who used the manual update by going into the Java Control Panel Extension in the control panel of WinXP and hitting the update now..did get the Java updated to this Java SE 7u9..but now there is no longer that icon in the control panel and that part failed to install. Three of them had the last version of 7u7 installed. Anyone else now missing that in Win XP.