Step by step – How to Download and install Java SE JDK 8 and JRE on Windows 10



In this blog post, I will show you how to install Java 8 on Windows 10. There are been changes to how Java versions are released. Java 11 is the stable LTS release. If you want to install Java 11, please refer to my post on how to install Java 11 JDK on windows 10.

If you still want to use older version of Java, Java 8 should be your preferred option.

Please follow the steps to install Java 8 JDK on Windows 10.

Note: You can either install JDK or JRE. JDK is the Java Development Kit and JRE is the Java Runtime Environment. You will have to install JDK if you want to develop Java applications on your local system. If you install JDK, JRE gets installed automatically as a part of the installation process.

Step 1- Download Java JDK 8

You can download Java 8 from the Oracle’s Java official website.

You will see two option, 32 and 64 bit versions for download. You can choose either of them based on your system. Since the world is moving towards 64 bit architecture, I use the 64 bit version. File ending with i586.exe is the 32 bit version where as the file ending with x64 is the 64 bit version.

Go ahead, accept the licence agreement and download the file.

Oracle Java SE 8 website - Download Page screenshot

Oracle Java SE 8 website – Download Page screenshot

Step 2- Run the Installer

To start the installation process, run the installer by double clicking it. You will see the installation wizard.

Java SE JDK 8 Installation Wizard

Java SE JDK 8 Installation Wizard

Click Next to continue

Step 3- Custom Setup

In this screen you can change certain installation defaults. I accept this as it is. You can change the installation directory if you want by clicking on change. Click next to continue.

Java SE JDK 8 Installation Wizard - Custom Setup

Java SE JDK 8 Installation Wizard – Custom Setup

Step 4 – Installation begins

You will that the installation progress window

Java SE JDK 8 Installation Progress

Java SE JDK 8 Installation Progress

Before the installation begins, you will be displayed a message for change in Licence terms and JRE destination folder. Accept the defaults and click on next to continue with the installation process.

Java SE JDK 8 - Change in Licence

Java SE JDK 8 – Change in Licence

Java SE JDK 8 Installation - Specify JRE destination folder

Java SE JDK 8 Installation – Specify JRE destination folder

After this the installation will begin. Wait for sometime for the installation process to complete.

Java SE JDK 8 - Installation Complete

Java SE JDK 8 – Installation Complete

Click on close to complete the installation.

Step 5- Check the version of Java installed

Go to windows terminal cmd or powershell and run the command

java -version to check the version of Java installed.

Java Version Check from Command prompt

Java Version Check from Command prompt

That’s it, now you have Java JDK installed on your system.
Thanks you…

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