How to Uninstall Java in Windows 10 (EASY WAY)

how to uninstall java in windows 10

Windows 10 has become one of the most popular operating system in the world. It has a lot of features, and you can add third party apps environmental tools like Java to develop Android app using Android Studio. But, if you don’t need it anymore, you can uninstall Java anytime you want.

But, uninstalling Java Development Kit isn’t easy for most users who aren’t tech-savvy. Especially when the user is also new into Windows 10, which has different interface and feature from its predecessor. If you don’t know how to uninstall Java in Windows 10 and others steps that you need to do after doing so, read on.

This tutorial will cover you way to uninstall Java, remove Java from environment variables path, and making sure that Java has been removed completely.

How to Uninstall Java in Windows 10

Uninstalling Java Development Kit can be done the same way you uninstall other programs. You can do it either from Settings app or Control Panel. This tutorial will guide you on how to do that using Control Panel.

To open Control Panel in Windows 10, just press Windows Logo + R then type control panel. Press Enter.

run dialog box open control panel to uninstall oracle java development kit in windows 10

Now that the app has been opened, you can visit Programs or directly click Uninstall a program to uninstall Java right away.

control panel uninstall java development kit

You will then see list of programs/apps that you can uninstall. One of them is Java Development Kit. To uninstall Java, just click the app and then click Uninstall.

choosing java development kit to be uninstalled

Then, you will see a message. Just click Yes to confirm to uninstall Java from Windows 10.

now, choose ok to uninstall java development kit

Now, Java is preparing to remove itself. You can then now wait for some minutes, doing your work.

java development kit is being uninstalled

Now, Java starts the uninstall process. This won’t take more than a minute.

uninstall starts

The uninstall progress, once done, will close itself. You will see no Java program shown in Control Panel > Programs and Features list.

java development kit has been removed

That is how you uninstall Java in Windows 10. But, you have two more things to do: removing Java path from environmental variables, and then making sure that Java has been removed.

How to Remove Java Path from Environmental Variables in Windows 10

Windows 10 has feature called environmental variables, and there’s a new path made when you install Java in Windows 10. Now that you don’t need it anymore, you can manually remove the path making sure everything done right.

To do that, just click System and Security. This will lead you to more options you have to choose afterward.

control panel remove environment variables

Just click System. This will lead you to Windows 10 system information.

checking system java development kit in wnidows 10

Now, choose Advanced system settings. This is where the option to change environmental tools exist.

open advanced system settings to open java development kit

Now, just click Environment variables at the bottom.

environment variables open and remove java development kit

You will then see this. Choose path and then click Edit.

remove java development kit path

Now, remove Java path from the variable in Windows 10. Choose it and then click Delete.

ok button to proceed

Now, it’s done. Just click OK button three times. Until all dialog box closed.

ok button to proceed

That is how you remove Java variable path from environment variables.

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How to Make Sure Java Has Been Removed/Uninstalled

You may perhaps need to make sure that Java Development Kit has been uninstalled, because you’re not sure and want to check it out.

To do that, press Windows Logo + R and then type CMD. Press Enter.

making sure that java development kit has been uninstalled in windows 10

Type java -version and then press Enter.

checking whether or not java development kit has been uninstalled in windows 10

Now, you will see that java is not recognized as an internal or external command, which means that Java has been removed or uninstalled completely from your Windows 10 PC.

how to uninstall java in windows 10


Now you’ve learn how to uninstall Java in Windows 10, remove its variable path, and then make sure that Java has been uninstalled. If you encounter a problem doing this, just let me know in the comment below.

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