How to install NetBeans IDE on Windows 10

NetBeans is a free and open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and is governed by the Apache Software Foundation. Develop desktop, mobile, and web applications with Java, JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, C/C++, etc easily with NetBeans. Here, we will be installing NetBeans IDE.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install NetBeans IDE on Windows 10. Java installation is also necessary since NetBeans is a Java-based IDE, therefore we will also see JAVA JDK 13 installation while installing NetBeans IDE with text as well as video tutorial below:

Following steps we will follow to install NetBeans IDE on Windows 10:

  • Download and Install Java
  • Download NetBeans
  • Installing NetBeans IDE
  • Set NetBeans and Java path
  • Launch NetBeans after installation
  • Check the Video Tutorial also

Let’s begin with the installation:

Step 1: Download and Install Java

We will see how to install Java JDK on Windows 10 OS. With that, to avoid any hassles in future, we will also let you know how to verify the installation.

Let us now Download Java JDK

To download Java, go to Oracle’s official website and type “JAVA JDK ” in the search box as in the below screenshot:

Java JDK 13 download from Oracle

Now, click “Java SE Development Kit 13 – Downloads” and you will reach the Downloads section:

Java SE Development Kit 13

Go to bottom of the same page, click “Accept” there itself:

Accept License Agreement Java 13 Download

Since, we are on a Windows 10 system, therefore, we now have two options. From that, we will go with the installer exe 64-bit file i.e. jdk-13_windows-x64_bin.exe:

Download Java JDK 13 Windows 10 64 bit

Note: Java JDK 13 will get installed only on a 64-bit Windows 10 system

As you can see on the bottom-left of the web browser, the download begins. Just wait for few minutes till the download finishes:

Java 13 download begins

The downloaded jdk exe file will get saved in the “Downloads” folder:

Now, go to “Downloads” folder on your Windows 10 system and double click on the “jdk-13_windows-x64_bin.exe” file:

Java JDK 13 Downloaded successfully studyopedia


Double click on the exe file and the installation begins:

Java JDK 13 Installation begins Studyopedia

Click on “Next” above and set the path wherein the Java 13 will get installed. You can also keep it the default:

Set Path for Java 13 installation

Click on “Next” above and the installation continues for some minutes.

The installation finishes as in the following screenshot. Click on “Close“:

Java JDK 13 Installation finishes

Now, let us set the JDK path.

Now, we will see how to 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 13:

Copy JDK installation 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 JDK 13

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

Environment Variables under 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 System Variables Windows 10

On clicking “Path“, a new dialog box will open. From there, click “New” and add the Java JDK path “C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-13\bin” as displayed in the below screenshot:

Set JDK Path for Java 13

Above, press Ok for all the dialog boxes i.e. 3 times. This ends the installation and the procedure to set path for JDK. Now, we will verify the JDK installation.

Now, we will verify Java JDK 13 Installation.

We saw how to install Java JDK 13 above. We installed on Windows 10 OS. Now, we can easily verify whether the installation was successfully or not using the following command:

Let us implement the above command on command prompt (cmd) and verify Java installation:

Java JDK 13 Verification

Therefore, the installation verification is now complete and successful since now we can see the version in the command prompt:

Java JDK 13 installation and verification successful studyopedia

If you’d like to watching a video for installing Java 13 on Windows 10:

Step 2: Download NetBeans IDE

We installed Java above for NetBeans. Now, to install NetBeans IDE on Windows 10, at first we will download NetBeans IDE.

Go to Google and type Download NetBeans IDE 11.3. On typing, the official website of NetBeans i.e. “” would be visible on the top of search results. Click on the website to download NetBeans as in the below screenshot:

Figure 1- Search NetBeans Download on Google

Now, the official website will open. Click on the Windows exe file i.e. “Apache-NetBeans-11.3-bin-windows-x64” file since we have to install NetBeans IDE on Windows 10:

Figure 2- Downloading NetBeans 11.3

Now, you will be redirected to mirror sites. Click on any of them to download NetBeans IDE. We click the first one and the Download started as in the below screenshot. The Download status would be visible on the bottom left of Chrome web browser. When the download ends, right click to reach the folder where it installed. We have set the default for Google Chrome downloads to the “Downloads” folder:

Figure 3- NetBeans downloading on clicking mirror site

NetBeans installed successfully under “Downloads” folder through Google Chrome as in the below screenshot. Locate the exe file of NetBeans: “Apache-NetBeans-11.3-bin-windows-x64” file:

Figure 4- NetBeans downloaded successfully

Now, let us move to Step 3 and begin installing NetBeans.

Step 3: Installing NetBeans IDE

Now, we will be installing NetBeans IDE. Double click the exe file we downloaded in Step2 and the installation begins as in the below screenshot:

Figure 5- NetBeans IDE installation begins

Now, you will reach the following installation dialog box (NetBeans Installer) showing what all will get installed with the installer size.

Note: You may get NetBeans installation error here. Do not worry, check our tutorial to fix NetBeans installation error.

Click “Next” to proceed:

Figure 6- Welcome to NetBeans IDE 1.3 Installer

Now, let us move to Step 4 and set the path.

Step 4: Set NetBeans and Java path

Now, set the path for NetBeans i.e. where you want to install it. We will keep the default i.e. under Program Files we will set the NetBeans path. Following is the path:

Here, you can also see we need to set the path for JAVA JDK installation. This is the reason why we need to install Java before installing NetBeans IDE. Set the same path we saw under step 1 above while Installing Java i.e. he following Java path:

Screenshot shows the same paths:

Figure 7- Set the path of NetBeans installation and Java JDK path

After, that click “Next” and the installation continues. Now, the summary of installer is visible. Click on “Install” as in the below screenshot:

Figure 8- NetBeans installer summary

Now, installation continues. This is the final step:

Figure 9- Installing NetBeans continues

Installation completed successfully and Desktop Shortcut created as in the below screenshot:

Figure 10- NetBeans installation completed

Click “Finish” above to close the dialog box.

Step 5: Launch NetBeans after installation

After that, click the “Desktop Shortcut” to launch NetBeans as in the below screenshot:

Figure 11- Launching NetBeans after installation-

NetBeans opened successfully for the first time after installation as in the below screenshot:

Figure 12- NetBeans launched successfully

In this article, we saw how to install NetBeans on Windows 10 after installing Java. While installing, we also set the Java path.

Video Tutorial to Install NetBeans on Windows 10

Following is the video tutorial displaying how to install NetBeans IDE on Windows 10. Covers the steps shown in the above text tutorial:

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  • Akash
    Posted at 19:01h, 28 May Reply

    Thanks a lot. It helps me a lot!

  • kygs
    Posted at 19:41h, 18 October Reply

    This was really useful to help me install Java and also NetBeans. I installed different versions to the ones mentioned in the instructions (Java 17 and NetBeans 15) but the instructions were essentially the same and really useful i.e. making sure to install Java first and set up the Java Path. Thanks for this tutorial.

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