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Java update: Failed to download required installation files

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista


The Java Auto Updater Program fails to continue with Error – Java™ Update – Failed to download required installation files.


This error is observed during the launch of auto update process indicating that the installation did not proceed successfully. This error appear when the user logged in as a Standard User in Windows OS and does not have User Access Control (UAC) privileges to perform software installation. System fails to connect to Internet during the process.


Please follow one of the below provided options for resolving this issue.

Option 1: Login as a system administrator and initiate auto update

For detailed information about Java Auto Updater program, please click here.

Option 2: Run Java updater (juchecker.exe) in administrator mode

go to: %PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\Java\Java Update
%Program Files (x86)%\Common Files\Java\Java Update
and find jucheck.exe (updater)
right click --> Properties --> Select "Run as administrator"

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