This is all very brittle, and it seems surprising that Oracle would not have tested this configuration, which represents the default environment on the current version of Windows. With Java 7 Update 67 both cases (same with update 65 and, probably, others). Go to RUN and type then completely disable Onedrive. Applets worked fine before but they stop working from one day to another.In my case, it was caused by java ssv, which first requested admin rights, then Java stopped working because it messed something using them. since Javaf X is using while webstart(applet) using deploy Have you noticed that the problem only existed after the last large download from Microsoft? I solved it adding the applet sites to trusted sites and config this with low security level.
Unfortunatelly, we can not force our customers to use certain browser due to the common organizational restrictions about programs usage, etc. I've seen something that is worth to share: I have 2 PCs, both running Windows 8, and both have the latest Java update.
Both had the same problem with Internet Explorer 11.
It is a clunky workaround, but it is useful in localizing the problem. If you're working locally with an applet, setting your Intranet Zone to Low security and then setting Java security in Control Panel - solve the problem of running local applets with Java 7u51 (and u55) on Win 7 with IE 11.
The Java 8 workaround continues to work for applets on the Web but now seems no longer to work for local applets. (Specifically, I have a little test tool for barcode generation from IDAutomation that is crafted as an applet which wouldn't work on the above config, until I performed the listed steps.) I've just resolved the problem on two PCs (Win 8 64-bit with IE10; Win 8.1 32-bit with IE11). Something to do with downloading temporary files, which of course an applet is. Had the same problem recently on IE11 with Windows 7.
Other than constantly fighting off permission requests, the only workarounds we've found are to use a different environment: browser (use Firefox or Chrome), OS (use Windows 7) or Java version (use a Java 8 build). To bad for controlled users who are required to work using IE, and has no admin rights.
With the "Run as Administrator" approach you keep getting bugged with Oracle security dialogs every time you open the browser and on many page changes.
If Oracle doesn't make the update process less rocky, people won't update.
I've seen many people lately using 2009 versions of JRE 1.6.
So, my resolution was: Its not about security settings .. I ran into a similar issue that impacted all my browsers. Finally resolved my java install issue on Win 7 64-bit running IE11.
its the User Agent in IE11 ( in IE11 its Trident while all previous versions of MS IE were MSIE ) so I suppose that Java deployment tool cannot recognize new baby of MS .. I already ask if there is any temporarily solution till Oracle guys make new release Java Fx web not working with Internet Explorer 11 with JRE7 update: btw applet is working at least on the oracle test java page : just uninstall all JAVA from PC then reinstall latest version and disable then enable "Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper and Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper " @ manage add-ons. After completely uninstalling all my JREs and JDKs then startig from scratch, I ran into the same issue. I detailed out the solution here (Why does Java 7 fail to Verify after successful JRE installation - Java 7 not running my any browser) but basically I added this "prefer IPv4Stack=true" to my vm args (set in the Java Control Panel, under Java tab / View) and that solved the issues I was facing... Even though I installed the latest Java (65) via a java auto-update prompt, tried a verify java version and java failed to run, shut down all IE instances, failed to run verify again, shut down all running programs, failed to run verify again, rebooted, failed to run verify again, re-installed 65 again (shutting down the browser manually as it downloaded), and finally verify ran. The message I kept receiving was "The page you are viewing uses Java ..."; e.g. I do use sleep mode on my desktop and I believe that this is probably the major issue with install and IE with its "clever" integration into the OS and explorer/desktop. I've had issues with CD-ROM drive disappearing and other unexplained periodic issues; all cured after a full reboot.
(We will probably just start using the web version of deploy instead of a local copy). There is no sense in downloading the x86 installer on an x64 based OS. This type of issue is cropping up again using the Windows 8 / IE 11 combination with the new version of Java (1.8.0_31).