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How to Install Java Development Toolkit in Windows 10

checking if java development toolkit has been installed in windows 10

Windows 10 has become better after every update it gets. But none of those updates would not make Windows 10 has Java Development Toolkit built-in in it, which won’t ever be anyway. If you really need Java Development Toolkit in Windows 10, read on to read the guide on how to install it.

Java Development Toolkit is important for app developer that use Android Studio. The IDE requires you to install Java Development Toolkit in Windows 10 first. Without JDK installed in your system, you will never be able to develop an Android app.

For those who have no cloud about it, don’t worry. Just read on how to install it.

How to Install Java Development Toolkit in Windows 10

Before installing JDK, you have to download the setup file first.

To get the setup file, click here and download it.

On the Java Development Toolkit official website, just click blue Download button with Java icon above it.

Java SE version is currently 13.0.2, as this tutorial written. You may experience different interface when proceed to install it with different version.

how to install java development toolkit in windows 10

Now, click Accept License Agreement and then click any Java SE Development Kit version you want, either zip file or exe file. Please note that JDK isn’t currently available for Windows 10 32-bit.

downloading java development toolkit

Now, to keep downloading it in Chrome, just click Keep. Then, JDK is being proceed to be downloaded.

keep file java development toolkit to be saved

Once the download is done, just click the exe file to install JDK in Windows 10.

opening java development toolkit setup

Now, installing JDK require you to choose the option about the installation process. The setup app will guide you on how to do that. Click Next.

installing java development toolkit

Then, choose any desired directory to store the program files. You can click Next right away if you don’t want to change the installation folder of JDK in Windows 10.

choosing installation folder for java development toolkit

Now, the installation process starts. You may see blank progress bar while at the start. It’s fine, just wait for some minutes to get it done. Installing JDK in Windows 10 64-bit won’t takes too long time either.

installing java development toolkit progress

Now, the process of installation of JDK in Windows 10 is done, just click Close.

installing java development toolkit is done

That is how you install JDK in Windows 10. But, the process isn’t done. You have to do more things to change the environmental variables so you can develop Android app using it, and also check whether or not JDK has been installed in Windows 10 or not.

How to Change Environmental Variables so You Can Make JDK Works in Windows 10

To do this, just open Control Panel.

Opening Control Panel in Windows 10 is easy, just open Run dialog by pressing Windows Logo+R and then type Control Panel. Press Enter. Then, you will see this. Click System and Security.

control panel to enable java development toolkit

Click System to get to the system settings.

how to install java development toolkit in windows 10

Now, click Advanced system settings.

advanced system settings on windows 10 to install java development toolkit

System Properties has been opened. Now Environment Variables to make JDK you install works in Windows 10.

choosing environmental tools to install java development toolkit

Now, just click Path (make sure you click Path, and not anything else). Click Edit.

changing enviromental folder

Now, to add JDK variable in Windows 10, just click New.

adding new folder url in windows 10

Meanwhile, you open File Explorer. Go to program files and Java folder. You have to access your JDK version folder > bin and then copy that directory URL. You will have to paste it at Control Panel.

making sure java development toolkit bin folder exists

Paste that directory URL. Once done, just click OK. You’ve done adding new environment variables of JDK in Windows 10.

url java development toolkit has been added

How to Check Whether JDK is Installed in Windows 10 or Not

Alright. You have one more thing to do. Just once.

You have to check whether or not JDK has been installed in your Windows 10 PC. This will make sure you won’t experience any error while developing Android apps using Android Studio.

To do this, open CMD. You can open CMD by pressing Windows Logo+X. Then click Command Prompt.

In CMD, type this code:

java -version

Then, press Enter. You should see this kind of message to make sure you’ve installed JDK in your Windows 10 PC.

checking if java development toolkit has been installed in windows 10


Now you’ve learned how to install JDK in Windows 10 easily, adding JDK environment variables in Control Panel, and then making sure whether or not JDK has been installed in your system to develop Android apps better. If you encounter a problem doing this, leave it in the comment below.

Don’t like Java or don’t it anymore? You can uninstall it:

ALSO READ: How to Uninstall Java in Windows 10

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