Here are some simple instructions for installing Open JRE/JDK built by Eclipse Temurin, which is free and popular.
You can also install JRE/JDK built by another organization (refer to the organization’s documentation).
Open Eclipse Temurin web site in your browser.
- Operating System: choose your own.
- Architecture: the CPU architecture. Choose your own.
- Package Type: choose JRE.
- Version: latest LTS version is recommended. Refer to the Release Table for available versions.
Download your desired JRE/JDK after choosing the parameter values. For easy installation, .msi file is recommended for Windows user, and .pkg file is recommended for MacOS user.
Double click the downloaded .msi file to install Java. Keeping all default settings during the wizard run is the simplest way.
Click the downloaded .pkg file to install Java.
Extract the downloaded package to a folder. Here we refer to the folder as
To verify Java is on your machine, just open a command line window/terminal and run
You should see something like
openjdk version "17.0.4" 2022-07-19 OpenJDK Runtime Environment Temurin-17.0.4+8 (build 17.0.4+8) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Temurin-17.0.4+8 (build 17.0.4+8, mixed mode, sharing)