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.
Now that the app has been opened, you can visit Programs or directly click Uninstall a program to uninstall Java right away.
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.
Then, you will see a message. Just click Yes to confirm to uninstall Java from Windows 10.
Now, Java is preparing to remove itself. You can then now wait for some minutes, doing your work.
Now, Java starts the uninstall process. This won’t take more than a minute.
The uninstall progress, once done, will close itself. You will see no Java program shown in Control Panel > Programs and Features list.
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.
Just click System. This will lead you to Windows 10 system information.
Now, choose Advanced system settings. This is where the option to change environmental tools exist.
Now, just click Environment variables at the bottom.
You will then see this. Choose path and then click Edit.
Now, remove Java path from the variable in Windows 10. Choose it and then click Delete.
Now, it’s done. Just click OK button three times. Until all dialog box closed.
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.
Type java -version and then press Enter.
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.
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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