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How to install JDK

Java Development Kit(JDK) is a software development kit, which we are going to use to develop applications in Java programming language. Let us see how to set up download and install JDK.

  1. In order to download and install JDK, you have to open the link to Oracle website and click on download button, right under JDK(pointed by the mouse pointer in the picture below).

  2. Figure 1

  3. Clicking on the download button takes you to a new page, where you are required to -

  4. Figure 2

    Ours is a 64-Bit Windows Operating System, hence we have clicked on the last option next to Windows x64(please look at the figure2), but if you have 32-Bit Windows Operating System, you would need to click on Windows x86 option.

  5. As soon as you click on the version of JDK that you wish to install, a new window will pop-up on your screen, asking you Save the file or Cancel, please click on Save and the JDK file will be downloaded.

    Figure 3

  6. Once the JDK file is downloaded, you need to double click on it and you will be displayed an installation window, in which you need to click on the Next button.

  7. Figure 4

  8. On the next installation window, you will asked to select the features of Java Development Kit(JDK) that you wish to install.
    • Select the feature - Development Tools.
    • By default, JDK will be installed in C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_144 folder, but you can change the location by clicking on the Change button.

    We are going to install JDK in the its default location, hence we are just going to click the Next button on this window.

    Figure 5

  9. In the next window you are shown a progress bar, displaying the installation progress of Java.

  10. Figure 6

  11. After the installation is over, you are presented a window displaying a messsage about the successful installation of JDK.

  12. Figure 7

    Click on the Close button and that's it, Java Development Kit(JDK) has been successfully installed in our system. Like the tutorial? Yes? Please, share it or please like our social media channels. Thank you!

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