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INSTALLATION

Download and Install Java Runtime Environment

Note: This procedure describes how to download and install the latest version of the Java SE Runtime Environment that was available at the time this procedure was updated. For earlier versions, see Java Download Archive.
  1. Create the download directory if you haven't already:

    1. Click Start | My Computer on the Windows taskbar.
    2. Double click the Local Disk (C:) drive in the My Computer window.
    3. Click File | New | Folder.
    4. Change New Folder in the box to Downloads then press the Enter key.
    5. Click X in the top right corner of the My Computer window.
  2. Download the Java SE Version 1.8.0 Runtime Environment executable file:

    1. Scroll to JRE 8 Update 121.
    2. Click Download to the right of JRE 8 Update 121.
    3. Click the Platform box then click Windows in the popup list.
    4. Click the License Agreement box then click Continue.
    5. Click jre-8u121-windows-x64.exe under Windows Offline Installation.
    6. Click Save in the File Download dialog then click OK.
    7. Verify that jre-8u121-windows-x64.exe appears in the File Name field in the Save As dialog.
    8. Click Up One Level until the Local Disk (C:) drive appears in the Save In field.
    9. Double click the Downloads directory.
    10. Click Save.
    11. Wait until the download completes (this may take several minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection).
    12. Click Close in the Download Complete dialog.
    13. Click X in the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. Verify that the Java SE Version 1.8.0 Runtime Environment executable file was downloaded correctly:

    1. Click Start | My Computer on the Windows taskbar.
    2. Double click the Local Disk (C:) drive in the My Computer window.
    3. Double click the Downloads directory.
    4. Right click the jre-8u121-windows-x64.exe executable file then click Properties in the popup menu.
    5. Verify that 64,153,152 bytes appears in the Size field in the Properties dialog.
    6. Click X in the top right corner of the Properties dialog.
    7. Click X in the top right corner of the My Computer window.
  4. Uninstall the current Java SE Version 1.8.0 Runtime Environment:

    1. Click Start | Control Panel on the Windows taskbar.
    2. Double click Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel window.
    3. Click Java in the Add or Remove Programs window then click Remove.
    4. Click Yes in the Add or Remove Programs dialog.
    5. Wait until the uninstall completes (this may take several minutes).
    6. Click X in the top right corner of the Add or Remove Programs window.
    7. Click X in the top right corner of the Control Panel window.
  5. Install the Java SE Version 1.8.0 Runtime Environment executable file:

    1. Click Start | My Computer on the Windows taskbar.
    2. Double click the Local Disk (C:) drive in the My Computer window.
    3. Double click the Downloads directory.
    4. Double click the jre-8u121-windows-x64.exe executable file.
    5. Click the Show advanced options panel box in the bottom left corner of the Welcome to Java dialog then click Accept.
    6. Verify that C:\Program Files\Java\jre8\ appears in the Install to field in the Custom Setup dialog for the Java SE Runtime Environment.
    7. Click Change in the Custom Setup dialog.
    8. Click the Folder name field in the Change Current Destination Folder dialog and change 8 to 1.8.0 then click OK.
    9. Verify that C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0\ appears in the Install to field in the Custom Setup dialog then click Next.
    10. Wait until the install completes (this may take several minutes).
    11. Click Finish in the Thank You dialog.
    12. Click X in the top right corner of the My Computer window.
 

 
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