How to Install Java on My System
- 1). Download the latest version of Java or from the source your employer gives you---sometimes custom installation packages are required for specific programs. Make sure to save the file in a location on your machine that you'll remember.
- 2). Click the "Start" button and select "Control Panel" from the Start menu, then select "Add or Remove Programs" from the Control Panel menu (in Windows 7 "Add or Remove Programs" has been changed to "Programs and Features"). This will show you all programs already installed on your computer.
- 3). Look for an old version of Java. If you find one in the list, uninstall it to ensure that the old version of Java that was already installed on your computer does not conflict with the new version.
- 4). Open the executable file you downloaded in step one. This will start the Java setup process.
- 5). Click the "Install" button to progress. The program will download the rest of the program from the Internet. This may take a minute or two, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. After the download has completed, the setup program will continue with the installation process.
- 6). Click "Close" when the Java installer informs you that it has successfully installed Java on your machine.