How to Download & Install Java JDK 8 in Windows

This Java Development Kit(JDK) allows you to code and run Java programs. It’s possible that you install multiple JDK versions on the same PC. But Its recommended that you install only latest version.

How to install Java for Windows

Following are the steps for JDK 8 free download for 32 bit or JDK 8 download 64 bit and installation

Step 1) Go to link. Click on JDK Download for Java JDK 8 download.

Step 2) Next,

  1. Accept License Agreement
  2. Download Java 8 JDK for your version 32 bit or JDK 8 download for windows 10 64 bit.

Step 3) When you click on the Installation link the popup will be open. Click on I reviewed and accept the Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE and you will be redirected to the login page. If you don’t have an oracle account you can easily sign up by adding basics details of yours.

NOTE: You will be required to create an Oracle Account to start download of the file.

Step 4) Once the Java JDK 8 download is complete, run the exe for install JDK. Click Next

Step 5) Select the PATH to install Java in Windows… You can leave it Default. Click next.

NOTE: Follow the onscreen instructions in succeeding installation steps.

Step 6) Once you install Java in windows, click Close

How to set Environment Variables in Java: Path and Classpath

The PATH variable gives the location of executables like javac, java etc. It is possible to run a program without specifying the PATH but you will need to give full path of executable like C:Program FilesJavajdk1.8.0_271binjavac instead of simple javac

The CLASSPATH variable gives location of the Library Files.

Let’s look into the steps to set the PATH and CLASSPATH

Step 1) Right Click on the My Computer and Select the properties

Step 2) Click on advanced system settings

Step 3) Click on Environment Variables

Step 4) Click on new Button of User variables

Step 5) Type PATH in the Variable name.

Step 6) Copy the path of bin folder which is installed in JDK folder.

Step 7) Paste Path of bin folder in Variable value. Click on OK Button.

Note: In case you already have a PATH variable created in your PC, edit the PATH variable to

PATH = bin;%PATH%;

Here, %PATH% appends the existing path variable to our new value

Step 8) You can follow a similar process to set CLASSPATH.

Note: In case you java installation does not work after installation, change classpath to

CLASSPATH = libtools.jar;

Step 9) Click on OK button

Step 10) Go to command prompt and type javac commands.

If you see a screen like below, Java is installed.

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