Install Jdk 1.8 Windows 10

In this article, you will see how do you download and install JDK 8 in Windows 10. Here we will download the latest updated version 8u311(as of January 2022) of JDK 8 to install. The Java Development Kit (JDK) is a distribution of Java Technology by Oracle Corporation.

It implements the Java Language Specification and the Java Virtual Machine Specification and provides the Standard Edition of the Java Application programming. In order to start the development of a java application, your system should have JDK installed.


  • This is the first step to start developing any java application.
  • JDK 1.8 (8u311)Windows 10.

Here we are going to download 64-bit JDK 1.8 and install it on the Windows 10 64-bit Operating System. NOTE: If your system is of Windows 32-bit operating system then you should install JDK 32 bit and if your system is of Windows 64 bit operating system then you have a choice either you can install JDK 64 bit or JDK 32-bit in your system.

The installation process of the Java Development Kit (JDK) on the Windows operating system is very simple. Follow the below steps:. Download JDK 8 for Windows 10 64-bit. JDK Installation on Windows.

The recommendation is install JDK 64-bit if your windows is 64-bit operating system.

Download JDK 8 (1.8.0_201)

Setup System Environment Variables. Verify the Java Installation. To download the updated JDK 8u311 (as of January 2022) software, visit its official website Oracle Website’s Java, go to ‘Java SE Development Kit 8u311‘, and click on the link jdk-8u311-windows-x64.exe as shown in the below image.

  1. This software is licensed under the Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE.
  2. Once you click on the link (jdk-8u311-windows-x64.exe), it will ask you to accept the License Agreement.
  3. Now you have to accept the license agreement and then click on the download button as shown in the below image.
  4. Now once you click on the download link, it will ask you to sign in to the Oracle Account to allow the start downloading.

Installation Troubleshooting

If you have an account already, sign in with that otherwise create a new Account and then continue. NOTE:Oracle requires an account (sign-in) to download older versions of Java that are no longer available to the public.

Running the JDK Installer

You can download publicly available versions of Java without signing in which is the latest version only.

Once you have downloaded the JDK 8 Software (jdk-8u311-windows-x64.exe), double click on it to see the start of the installation process.

Now click on the Next button to proceed. Now click Next to see the below image, Here you have a choice to change the java installation directory by clicking on the change… button otherwise simply go with the default path by clicking the Next > button.

I am going here with the default path only. Once you click the Next button, you will see the start of the installation process as below image.

System Requirements

After successful installation, you just close the installation wizard. System Environment Variables path:. Now click on the Environment Variables button > add JAVA_HOME & Path as shown in the below images:.

Now we should have to add Java Path. If the Path variable is already there then simply we can click on the Edit… button > then click the New button to add the path as below image. To verify the installation open the command prompt(Win+R key and type cmd) and then type java -version and press Enter key.

Congratulations! You have been successfully installed the Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 on your Windows operating system.

Installation Instructions

The Oracle JDK License has changed for releases starting April 16, 2019.

Right click on MyComputer -> properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Environment variables

The new Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE is substantially different from prior Oracle JDK licenses.

The new license permits certain uses, such as personal use and development use, at no cost — but other uses authorized under prior Oracle JDK licenses may no longer be available.

Software Dependency

Please review the terms carefully before downloading and using the product. An FAQ is available here.

These Java SE 8u211 and later updates releases are provided under the Java SE OTN License.Java SE 8u202 and older updates are available, under the Binary Code License (“BCL”).

Installed Directory Tree

For production use, Oracle recommends downloading the latest JDK and JRE versions and allowing auto-update. WARNING: These older versions of the JRE and JDK are provided to help developers debug issues in older systems.

Setup java environment variables on Windows 10 :

Can I install JDK on Windows 10?

Yes, but you must have administrator privilege to install the JDK on Microsoft Windows operating system.

What does Java version 1.8 mean?

8 is the product version number and 1.8 is the developer version number (or internal version number).

Do I need to install both JDK and JRE?

No, If you install JDK then JRE will already be packaged in it and installed automatically along with JDK. You do not need to install JRE separately.

Can JDK and JRE be different versions?

Yes, The JDK and JRE versions can be different as multiple JDK and JRE versions are allowed on the same computer. You can check out this in the system environment variables.

Does JDK 8 include JRE?

JRE is a part of JDK so no need to have JRE when you have JDK. If you open the JDK folder and see, you’ll have the JRE folder inside it which is the same as the JRE folder initially you have.

How to check the Java version in the command prompt?

Refer to the above installation step no-4.

Uninstalling the JDK in Silent Mode

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