To configure software environment on Windows you will need to take a few steps.
Step 1 – Visit Oracle website,
You should see a similar picture
Step 2 – Browse to “Downloads” section in top menu and select “Java for Developers”.
Step 3 – Select “Java Platform (JDK) 8u101 / 8u102”:
Step 4 – Be sure to click “Accept License Agreement” and select your operating system and click on corresponding link. If you don’t know the version of your Windows OS (x86 or x64), go to Control Panel -> System. There you will find the information you need.
- if you have x64 (i.e. 64-bit) – download 64-bit version
- if you have x32 (i.e. 32-bit) – download version i-586
If you somehow forgot how to find Control Panel, see Step 6 in this article, there you will find a picture, which should help you to find it in your PC.
Step 5 – Now just a usual process of program installation
Step 6 – At this point Java is installed, but you still need to add Path. To do this, go to the Control Panel:
In case if you use Windows 10, right-click on the Start button and select Control Panel. It will look like this:
Next, select System section. It may look different, for example like this:
Or like this:
Now go to “Advanced system settings”:
And select “Environment Variables”:
In the section “User variables for admin” click “New…”:
- Write “JAVA_HOME” in “Variable name” section
- Write path to JDK in “Variable value” section, i.e. you have to specify where JDK is installed on your PC. The usual JDK installation location is shown in the picture below:
Now select “Path” in “System variables” and click “Change”:
Here in Variable Value, namely at the end of the line put a semicolon and write a path “JAVA_HOME”, just as in the example ";%JAVA_HOME%":
And that’s it, we just configured JDK on Windows together!
The last thing you need to do is to install Eclipse or JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA.