How to Install Java JRE on Windows 11

In this guide, we will learn: How to Install Java JRE on Windows 11 – guide 2023

You will only find the Java JDK folder when you install Java JDK on Windows 11. On the latest version of the Java SE Development Kit, you will not find the Java JRE(Java Runtime Environment).

You can install the Java SE Runtime Environment separately if you need Java JRE on your project. 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 you can follow this article to find out. Before installing Java JRE on a windows system, first of all, you need to install Java JDK.

After successfully installing Java JDK, you can 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 

Step 2: 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, you need to download the x86 version of the software. For 64-bit, you need 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. To download the file, you have to have an Oracle account. Here you can check why you need an Oracle account and how you can create a free Oracle account.

Accepting Terams and Downloading the Java JRE

Step 3: After completing the download, open the downloaded file to install Java JRE on Windows 11. Here, you will get the Java setup page. To install it, click on the “Install” button.

Java JRE Setup Window

How to Setup Java JRE on Windows 11

By just downloading and installing Java JRE, Java JRE will not work. You need to set the environment path variable for the Java JRE bin folder.

To set up the Java JRE environment variable, you can follow the below-mentions 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 add this path to the environment variable settings.

A Screenshot Showing the JRE bin Folder Path

Step 3: For that, Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Setting > Environment Variables

Environment Variables Window

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 the “OK” button.

Adding and Sabing the Path Variable

Now, to check whether Java JRE is successfully set up or not. Open Command Prompt and run the below 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.

Checking Java Version Using the Command Prompt


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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