When you install Java JDK on Windows 11, you will only find the Java JDK folder. On the latest version of the Java SE Development Kit, you will not find the Java JRE(Java Runtime Environment).
If you need Java JRE, you can install the Java SE Runtime Environment. You will find it on Java 8. It is a set of software tools for the development of Java applications. Here is the guide on How to Install Java JRE on Windows 11.
How to Install Java JRE on Windows 11
If you don’t know to download and install Java JRE on windows 11, then follow this article to find out. Before installing Java JRE on windows, first of all, you have to install Java JDK.
After successfully installing Java JDK. Follow these steps to download and install Java JRE on Windows 11.
Step 1: Open any browser and search for Java JRE or simply visit this link https://www.oracle.com/in/java/technologies/javase/javase8u211-later-archive-downloads.html
Step 2: Now look for JRE 8 on the download page and select your operating system. Now to download, click on the download link and accept the license agreement.
If your operating system is 32-bit then you have to download the x86 version of the software and if 64-bit then you have to download the x64 version of the software (*** download the .exe file). Here you can check your System Type on Windows Computer.
Note:- It will be redirected to the login screen in order to download the file. Here you can check why you need an Oracle account and how you can create a free Oracle account.
Step 3: After completing the download, open the downloaded file to install Java JRE on windows, here on the setup page click on “Install“.
How to Setup Java JRE on Windows 11
By just downloading and installing Java JRE, Java JRE will not work. we need to set the environment path variable for the Java JRE bin folder.
To set up the Java JRE environment variable follow these steps:
Step 1: Open C Drive > Program Files folder and look for the Java folder and open it.
Step 2: Inside the Java folder you will find a jre1.8.0_291 folder, open it and open the bin folder, and copy the path of the bin folder.
Note:- Now you have to set the environment variable.
Step 3: For that Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Setting > Environment Variables
Step 4: Under the System variable, you will find “PATH” just select it and click on edit. Now click on New and add the bin folder location, after that click on “OK“.
Now to check whether Java JRE is successfully set up or not, open Command Prompt and type this command “java -version”
By using the ‘java -version‘ command, you can check the Java JDK version and Java SE Runtime Environment build number. Now you are ready to use Java JRE on Windows 11.
That’s it; this is how you can download and install Java JRE on Windows 11. If you are having an error related to JAVA_HOME, then you can check our detailed guide on; how to set the JAVA_HOME variable on Windows 11. For that, follow the linked guide.
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