- Download the supported version of Java JDK. There are several vendors who source the supported JDK version as OpenJDK. Here are two suggested resources:
- Download the supported JDK version.
- When the download has finished, run the Java installer. At one point, you will be asked to choose a directory to install to. Make note of this directory for use later.Check that the JAVA_HOME environment variable has been set correctly.
- Open the 'Start' menu, choose 'Run', type cmd in the 'Run' dialog box and click the 'OK' button.
- In the command prompt window, type echo %JAVA_HOME% and then press Enter.
- View the result: If a directory path is displayed that looks similar to one of the following examples, with the letters 'jdk' immediately preceding a series of version numbers, and this path matches the location where you installed the JDK in step 3, then your JDK has been successfully installed and your JAVA_HOME environment variable has been set correctly. ''Examples of typical JAVA_HOME environment variable values'':
- C:\Program Files\Java\jdk11.0.2
- C:\Java\jdk11.0.2_9 C:\jdk11.0.2
Set a PATH:
- Click Advanced and then Environment Variables.
- Add the location of the bin folder of the JDK installation to the PATH variable in System Variables.
- The following is a typical value for the PATH variable:
Select Control Panel and then System.
- Enter the variable name as JAVA_HOME.
- Enter the variable value as the installation path of the JDK (without the
- Click OK.
- Click Apply Changes
- To see if it worked, open up the Command Prompt and type
java -versionand see if it prints your newly installed JDK.
If nothing is displayed or you do not see 'jdk' immediately followed by a series of version numbers (like one of the examples above), then you need to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable. Please follow these instructions to set your JAVA_HOME environment to the directory where you have just installed the JDK. By default, this directory is under C:\Program Files(x86)\Java for a 32 bit Windows System. You will find it under c:\Program Files on a 64 bit Windows system extract the zip file into a folder, e.g.
C:\Program Files\Java\and it will create a
jdk-11folder (where the bin folder is a direct sub-folder). You may need Administrator privileges to extract the zip file to this location.
Locate the JDK Installation Directory