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How to install Java 16 on Windows 10

Java 16 released on 16th March, 2021. With that, the need of its usage is scaling high these days. In this article, we will learn how to install Java JDK 16 on Windows 10 OS. With that, to avoid any hassles in future, we will also let you know how to verify the installation.

Download Java 16

To download Java 16, go to Oracle’s official website and click “Download Java“:

Download Java JDK 16

Now, click “JDK Download” to download:

Downloading Java 16

Now, the Downloads page will be visible.

Go to the bottom of the page, and click on the Windows installer i.e. “jdk-16_windows-x64_bin.exe” as shown below:

Java 16 Windows x64 installer

Just wait for few minutes till the download finishes. The downloaded jdk exe file will get saved in the “Downloads” folder.

Install Java 16

Now, go to “Downloads” folder on your Windows 10 system and double click on the “jdk-16_windows-x64_bin.exe” file:

Java 16 Downloaded

Double click on the exe file and the installation begins. Click on “Next“:

JDK 16 installation started

After clicking Next, the following is visible. Set the path wherein the Java 16 directories and files will get installed.

You can also keep it the default i.e. here it will install under the following path: “C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-16“:

path for jdk16

Click on “Next” above and the installation continues for some seconds:

Jdk 16 installation continues

The installation finishes as in the following screenshot.

Click on “Close“:

Java 16 Installation completed

Now, let us set the JDK path.

Set Java JDK Path (Environment Variable)

At first, copy the path wherein you installed the Java JDK. Let us copy it first. Remember, we need to copy the bin path i.e. the following on our system:

Here’s the screenshot of the “bin” path, wherein we installed Java 16:

Java 16 installation bin path

To set JDK Path, the easiest way is to type “Environment Variables” on Start. On typing, the following would be visible:

Environment Variables java

Now, click on “Edit Environment Variables” and a new dialog box would be visible:

System Properties

Now, click “Environment Variable” and a new dialog box will open.

Go to “System Variables” section and double click “Path” as in the below screenshot:

Set path for Java 16

Now, the steps are displayed as a list marked in the below screenshot:

  1. On double-clicking “Path“, a new dialog box will open.
  2. From there, click “New”,
  3. Add the Java JDK path “C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-16\bin“ as shown below:

path set java

Press Ok. Repeat the same for all the opened dialog boxes.

This ends the installation and the procedure to set path for JDK. Now, we will verify the JDK installation.

Verify Java JDK 16 Installation

We saw how to install Java JDK 15 above. We installed on Windows 10 OS. Now, we can easily verify whether the installation was successfully or not using the following command:

Type “cmd” on “START” and click to open Command Prompt as shown below:

Open cmd

Let us implement the command java –version on command prompt (cmd) and verify Java installation:

Java 16 Installation verified

If the above is visible, that would mean you have successfully installed Java 16 on Windows 10.

In this tutorial, we saw how to install Java 16 on Windows 10. After installation, we also set the JDK path, without which the system won’t run Java programs. At the end, we verified the installation of Java JDK 16 successfully.

Video Tutorial – Java 16

Here’s the YouTube video for the steps we saw above to install Java 16 on Windows 10:

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