How to Download and Install OpenJDK 8 on Windows 10





OpenJDK Developers Guide

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to download and install OpenJDK 8 on Windows. - OpenJDK Community Version


What is OpenJDK


OpenJDK is the short form of Open Java Development Kit similar to Oracle's Java Development Kit used to develop Java Applications. Main difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK is that OpenJDK is free for all while Oracle Java Development Kit or Oracle JDK requires commercial license.


If you want to know more about OpenJDK, you can go through Open Java Development Kit Quick guide.


Step #1: Download


Unlike Oracle JDK or AdoptOpenJDK, community openjdk 8 doesn't provide any executables (windows .exe files ) for easy installation. This might make the openjdk 8 installation on Windows bit difficult for newbies. To install windows openjdk 8, all you have to do is, Download the latest openjdk 8 zip/tar file and unzip to a convenient directory on you windows machine. Set the path to downloaded openjdk 8 bin directory in the Path Variable.


Here is the step by step procedure to download and install the latest openjdk 8 on Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7.

  1. Go to https://jdk.java.net/

  2. Click on Reference Implementation - OpenJDK 8.


  3. Download Ready for release openjdk 8

  4. Download the zip / tar distributions based on your operating system


  5. Step #2: Install



  6. Extract the downloaded zip / tar file to your convenient directory.


  7. Example on windows: C:\Avinash\aws\tools\jdk_ri-8u40-b25-windows-i586-10_feb_2015\java-se-8u40-ri\bin


  8. Extract openjdk 8 and copy bin path

    Step #3: Configure


  9. Based on your operating system, set the openjdk 8 bin path in the environment path


  10. On windows follow the below steps to set the openjdk 8 classpath


  11. Copy the extracted openjdk 8's bin path

    C:\Avinash\aws\tools\jdk_ri-8u40-b25-windows-i586-10_feb_2015\java-se-8u40-ri\bin

    Go System Properties and then to Edit the system environmental variables and Click on Environment Variables.

    Edit the windows system environment variable

    Edit the path variable

    Edit the windows system environment PATH variable

    Add path variable if its not already added and click OK to finish

    Add the openjdk 8 bin path



    Step #4: Verify


    Once the OpenJDK 8 Download and installation is complete, we can verify the installed OpenJDK 8 version using Command Prompt.


    Click on Windows Search Button and type cmd and then click on command prompt shortcut.
    Go to command prompt and type java -version
    The above command prints the OpenJDK 8 version you installed.

    Java -version


    Verify the installed openjdk 8 version on windows

    Congratulations !!! Now you have installed OpenJDK 8 Successfully.

    Redhat OpenJDK installation, Click here to read more.

    Install RedHat openjdk 8 on Windows 10

    AdoptOpenJDK installation, Click here to read more.

    Install AdoptOpenjdk 8 on Windows 10

    Here is the quick video tutorial that demonstrates how to Download and Install OpenJDK 8 on Windows 10.


    Download OpenJDK - here are the OpenJDK versions you might be interested in!


    OpenJDK 7
    OpenJDK 8
    OpenJDK 9
    OpenJDK 10
    OpenJDK 11
    OpenJDK 12

    If you are looking out for earlier OpenJDK versions, go to OpenJDK Archive




    How to Download and Install Red Hat openjdk 8 on windows

    OpenJDK Developers Guide openjdk 8 Developers Guide

    Unlike community OpenJDK, Red Hat provides OpenJDK build in executable as well as zipped format for easy installation on windows. To install Red Hat openjdk 8 on windows, all you have to do is, Download the latest version of Red Hat openjdk 8 MSI/ZIP file ( example jdk-8u232-x64 ZIP or jdk-8u232-x64 MSI) from Red hat official site. If you have downloaded openjdk 8 MSI, go ahead and install the MSI like any other windows installations and if you have downloaded the ZIP version, unzip the openjdk 8 to a convenient directory on you windows machine. Set the path to downloaded openjdk 8's bin directory in the Path Variable.


    Here is the step by step procedure to install the latest Red Hat openjdk 8 on Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7.

    1. Go to Red Had openjdk 8 Download page.https://developers.redhat.com/products/openjdk/download

    2. Click on the required version of Red Hat openjdk 8


    3. Download Read Hat openjdk 8 MSI / ZIP

    4. Download the ZIP windows distributions
    5. Download Red Hat openjdk 8 to any directory on windows
    6. Extract the downloaded zip file to your convenient directory.
    7. Example on windows: C:\Avi\tools\


    8. Extract Red Hat openjdk 8 on windows

    9. Now copy the Red Hat openjdk 8 bin path C:\Avi\tools\java-1.8.0-openjdk-1.8.0.232-3.b09.redhat.windows.x86_64\bin and set the Red Hat openjdk 8 bin path in the environment path


    10. On windows follow the below steps to set the Red Hat openjdk 8 classpath


    11. Copy the extracted openjdk 8's bin path

      C:\Avi\tools\java-1.8.0-openjdk-1.8.0.232-3.b09.redhat.windows.x86_64\bin

      Go System Properties and then to Edit the system environmental variables and Click on Environment Variables.

      Edit the windows system environment variable
      Edit the path variable

      Edit the windows system environment PATH variable
      Add path variable if its not already added and click OK to finish

      Add the Red Hat openjdk 8 bin path
      Go to command prompt and type java -version
      Java -version
      Congratulations !!! Now you have installed Redhat OpenJDK 8 Successfully.

      Verify the installed Red Hat openjdk 8 version on windows




    How to Download and Install AdoptOpenJDK 8 on windows

    openjdk 8 Developers Guide

    AdoptOpenJDK provides an open and reproducible build and test system for OpenJDK source across multiple platforms. AdoptOpenJDK provides OpenJDK binaries for the Java ecosystem.


    Here is the step by step procedure to install the latest AdoptOpenJDK on Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7.

    1. Go to AdoptOpenJDK Download page.https://adoptopenjdk.net/installation.html#installers

    2. Click on the AdoptOpenJDK installer packages based on your Operating system.

      • Windows MSI installer packages
      • macOS PKG installer packages
      • Linux RPM and DEB installer packages


    3. Download the ZIP windows distributions
    4. Download AdoptOpenJDK to any directory on windows
    5. Extract the downloaded zip file to your convenient directory.
    6. Example on windows: C:\Avi\tools\


    7. Extract AdoptOpenJDK on windows

    8. Now copy the AdoptOpenJDK bin path C:\Avi\tools\OpenJDK8U-jdk_x86-32_windows_hotspot_8u242b08.zip\bin and set the AdoptOpenJDK bin path in the environment path


    9. On windows follow the below steps to set the openjdk 8 classpath


    10. Copy the extracted openjdk 8's bin path

      C:\Avi\tools\OpenJDK8U-jdk_x86-32_windows_hotspot_8u242b08.zip\bin

      Go System Properties and then to Edit the system environmental variables and Click on Environment Variables.

      Edit the windows system environment variable
      Edit the path variable

      Edit the windows system environment PATH variable
      Add path variable if its not already added and click OK to finish

      Add the AdoptOpenJDK bin path
      Go to command prompt and type java -version
      Java -version


      Verify the installed AdoptOpenJDK version on windows

      Congratulations !!! Now you have installed OpenJDK 8 Successfully.

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