How To Install Openjdk 11 On Windows

  1. How To Install Openjdk 11 On Windows
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Written by Nam Ha Minh
Last Updated on 21 April 2020 Print Email
This article is a guide to download and install OpenJDK and Oracle JDK for Java 14 on Windows operating system.You know, Java Development Kit (JDK) 14 was released on March, 17th 2020 with two kinds of build: OpenJDK and Oracle JDK. OpenJDK is distributed under GPL license and Oracle JDK is distributed under Oracle Technology Network (OTN) license.

1. Download and Install OpenJDK 14

OpenJDK is a production-ready and open-source Java Development Kit, released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. That means you can freely use OpenJDK for personal, development and commercial use.Go to the official download page of OpenJDK 14: https://jdk.java.net/14/Then choose the appropriate package for your operating system (Linux, MacOS or Windows). Note that OpenJDK comes with only archive file (zip or tar.gz), no installer program. For instance, the archive file for Windows is openjdk-14_windows-x64_bin.zip (~189MB).I strongly recommend you to verify the SHA256 checksum of the file downloaded. On Windows, type the certutil command like this:

certutil -hashfile openjdk-11.0.2_windows-x64_bin.zip SHA256

Then compare the hash code generated with the one provided on the website. If both are identical, it’s safe to install and use.Then extract the archive file and update the PATH or JAVA_HOME system environment variable pointing to the installation directory of JDK 14 (Read the instruction here). For example:

JAVA_HOME=g:JDKOpenJDKjdk-14

PATH=%JAVA_HOME%bin;…

PATH= g:JDKOpenJDKjdk-14bin;…


Then type the java –version command to verify. You should see the following screen:This means OpenJDK has been installed successfully.Watch the video:

2. Download and Install Oracle JDK 14

Oracle JDK is a commercial build for Java Development Kit. Oracle JDK is free for personal and development use, but you have to pay license fee for commercial use via Java SE subscription program.Click official Java SE download page to download Oracle JDK which is distributed in both archive (zip and tar.gz) and installer program (rpm on Linux, dmg on Mac and exe on Windows).Choose the installer according to your operating system, e.g. Windows x64 Installer for Windows – the file name is jdk-14_windows-x64_bin.exe.You should also verify the SHA256 checksum for the file downloaded, as described above. Then run the installer program. You will see the Java(TM) SE Development Kit 14 (64-bit) program appears as follows:Just click Next twice to install. The setup for Oracle JDK 14 using installer is quick and easy, but it doesn’t update the relevant system environment variables and do file associations. So you still need to manually update the JAVA_HOME and PATH (See the instruction here). For example:How To Install Openjdk 11 On Windows

JAVA_HOME=C:Program FilesJavajdk-14

Now in the command prompt, type the java –version command to check:You see, JDK 14 is now installed on your computer.Watch the video:Next, you may need to configure your Eclipse IDE to experiment new language features in Java 14, follow these tutorials:

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How To Install Openjdk 11 On Windows
  1. Select Control Panel and then System.
  2. Click Advanced and then Environment Variables.
  3. Add the location of the bin folder of the JDK installation to the PATH variable in System Variables.
  4. The following is a typical value for the PATH variable: C:WINDOWSsystem32;C:WINDOWS;'C:Program FilesJavajdk-11in'

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Furthermore, how do I use OpenJDK on Windows?

To install OpenJDK 11 for Windows using the MSI-based installer:

  1. Download the MSI-based installer of OpenJDK 11 for Windows for your architecture.
  2. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install OpenJDK 11 for Windows and the desired extra components.

Secondly, where does OpenJDK install to? Some applications written in Java are using the JAVA_HOME environment variable to determine the Java installation location. In our case, the installation paths are as follows: OpenJDK 11 is located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64/bin/java. OpenJDK 8 is located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre/bin/java.

Thereof, is OpenJDK available for Windows?

We are pleased to announce the availability of OpenJDK 8 for Windows. OpenJDK is a fully open-source implementation of the Java SE specification. OpenJDK 6 and 7. Starting with OpenJDK 8, we are now making available Windows builds intended for development of Middleware applications with Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio.

How To Install Openjdk 11 On Windows

Is OpenJDK the same as JDK?

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OpenJDK is an open source implementation of the Java Standard Edition platform with contribution from Oracle and the open Java community. So there is no major technical difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK. Apart from the base code, Oracle JDK includes, Oracle's implementation of Java Plugin and Java WebStart.