JDK, stands for Java SE Development Kit, is a development environment to create applications and programs using Java programming language. To run, compile, debug or write a Java app, you will need the JDK. Here’s how to free download JDK 10 / 8 / 7 for Windows 10 64 bit from Oracle.
In most cases, if you are only trying to run a Java app, you will only have to install the Java Runtime (JRE). JDK, on the other hands, includes JRE plus the Java development tools such as compiler and debugger for writing and building Java programs. If you have a program that hasn’t been compiled and you want to test it, you will need JDK download for Windows 10 64 bit.
JDK Free Download For Windows 10 64 bit
The latest version of Java SE Development Kit is JDK 10. It will work to run most Java apps and has the latest development tools for Java. However, JDK is sometimes not backward compatible, thus you may need to install the necessary older version of JDK to run apps or software that rely on it. Here’s how to download JDK 10 or JDK 8 for Windows 10 64-bit.
JDK 7 download for Windows 10 64 bit is no longer supported by Oracle. The official download page has since been removed. Oracle advises users to download the latest JDK 10 instead. However, JDK 8 download for Windows 10 64 bit is still available from oracle.com (will be shown below). JDK 9 download for Windows 10 64 bit, on the other hand, has too reached end of support. The download page has also been stripped away since then with a recommendation to download JDK 10 instead.
JDK 10 download for Windows 10 64 bit
To download JDK 10 for Windows 10 64 bit, go to this page (official Oracle website). Under Java SE Development Kit 10.0.2 (or later version if there has been a new release), click to accept JDK license agreement, then click on the download link that looks like jdk-10.0.2_windows-x64_bin.exe in the row for Windows.
JDK 8 download for Windows 10 64 bit
To download JDK 8 for Windows 10 64 bit, visit here. Under Java SE Development Kit 8u181, click on “Accept License Agreement” first. Then, next to Windows x64, click on the download link jdk-8u181-windows-x64.exe.
All Java downloads are offline installer. The setup doesn’t require internet connection to run. To install the JDK you’ve downloaded earlier, simply run the setup and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the installation. Restart your computer right after for the changes to take effect. You can then run the Java program, write, compile or debug any Java app using the JDK.
Additionally, you are advised to not download JDK or JRE from sources other than oracle.com. Downloading elsewhere may risk installing unwanted software and possibly malware or viruses. The download links provided above are all from Oracle’s official website – oracle.com.