In this article, you will learn how to download JDK 20 for Windows and install JDK 20 on Windows 10. To start developing Java applications, your system should have JDK (Java Development Kit) installed. This is the first step to begin the development of the Java application.
JDK is a java development kit whereas JRE is a java runtime environment that allows the java program to run. If you want to develop Java applications, install the Java Development Kit. The JDK includes the JRE, so you do not have to download both separately.
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Software Dependency to Install JDK 20
- JDK 20
- Windows 10
In this JDK installation guide, we will download JDK 20 for Windows and install it on the Windows 10 64-bit Operating System.
How to install JDK 20 on Windows 10?
To install JDK 20 on Windows 10, follow the below steps:
- Java JDK 20 download for Windows 10 64-bit
- Install JDK on Windows
- Set Java path in system environment variables
- Verify the Installed Java version
Step-1. Download Java JDK 20 for Windows 10 64-bit
To download Java for Windows, visit the official website of Oracle Download JDK 20 for Windows 64-bit, go to ‘Java SE Development Kit 20.0.1‘, and click on the link https://download.oracle.com/java/20/archive/jdk-20.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe as shown in the below image.
Note: JDK 20 binaries are free to use in production and free to redistribute, at no cost, under the Oracle No-Fee Terms and Conditions. The JDK 20 will receive updates under these terms, until September 2023 when it will be superseded by JDK 21.
NOTE: Oracle requires an account (sign-in) to download older versions of Java that are no longer available to the public. You can download publicly available versions of Java without signing in which is the latest version only.
Step-2. Install Java JDK 20 on Windows 10
Once you have downloaded the JDK Software (jdk-20.0.1_windows-x64_bin.exe), double-click on it to see the start of installation. It will ask you permission to start, if you click the Yes button. Now you will see the below dialog, in that just click on the Next button to proceed.
Once you click on the Next button you will see the below image, Here you have a choice to change the Java installation directory by clicking on the change… button otherwise go with the default path (C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-20) by clicking the Next > button. I am going here with the default path only.
Now you can see the installation of JDK 20.0.1 (64-bit) is in progress.
Once the installation process has been completed, click on the Close button to finish the installation.
Step-3. Set Java Path in System Environment Variables
In this step, you have to set
Path in the System environment variables. To open the system environment variables dialog, you can type the ‘environment variable‘ in the Window search box and click on Edit the system environment variables as shown in the below image,
Now click on the Environment Variables button as follow, to open the Environment variable dialog.
In the Environment Variables dialog, click the New button to add the
JAVA_HOME variable. You can set the value: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-20 as you can take it from the installed directory as shown in the image.
In the below dialog follow the sequence number to fill details,
After that, you should update the
Path variable as shown in the sequence number in the below image,
Step-4. Verify the installed Java Version
In this step, we will verify the installed Java JDK version. To confirm the installation, first of all, you can open a Command Prompt. To open it, type ‘cmd‘ in the Window’s search box and click on Command Prompt as shown in the below image.
Once the Command Prompt is opened, type java -version and press Enter key. Now you will see the Java JDK installed version as below image.
Congratulations! Now in your Windows System, JDK 20 has been installed successfully. Now create the first Java Program Hello World!
In this article, you have seen how Java JDK 20 downloads for Windows and installed it. Now you can be able to do the installation of other versions of JDK also with a similar set of steps that you have seen.
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