Java/JDK Setup On Windows and Linux with Eclipse

Before creating the Java project, the first thing is to check to JDK installed or not in your machine.

How to check Java version in your machine?


  • Go to search
  • Type cmd and enter or search for Command prompt
  • You will see a black screen for the command prompt as below.
  • Type java -version to get detail about it.


  • On the current screen type command as java -version to get detail about it.
Check Java Version

The above screen is for the case when java is installed on your screen. If JDK/JRE is not installed on your machine then you will get a message like “Java is not recognized as an internal-external command.”

How to setup Java from Initial?

If JDK/JRE is not set up in your machine then follow below steps:

Download JDK from this siteDownload JDK Latest Version


  • After downloading click on the .exe file to install
  • Follow all steps as the next button and continue as long as a process not complete.
  • Default download location for Java will be  “C:\Program Files\Java\jdkVerXYZ”
Java/JDK Directory

To access Java from command prompts or IDE need to configure environment variables as JAVA_HOME and Path. The value of JAVA_HOME would be home directory path where JDK installed and Path would be (JAVA_HOME/bin)

Follow these steps to configure the environment variables

  • Go to Computer ->right click-> Properties -> Advance System Settings->System Variable
  • or Go to search type ENV and click on enter.
  • Enter that value of JAVA_HOME as below
  • Set the Path by appending at last as below %JAVA_HOME%/bin;
  • Follow the above steps to check Java versions.


  • Download JDK and untar it.
  • Go to your home directory/ sudo directory and set JAVA_HOME and Path in .bashrc file as below:

export JAVA_HOME=/opt/app/<installation directory>/jdk1.8.0_66

          export Path=%JAVA_HOME%/bin:$Path

  •   Save .bashrc file
  •  Now run java -version  to check configuration is successful.

Configure Eclipse IDE

Download Eclipse: Download Eclipse Latest Version

  • Click on the installable of Eclipse IDE.
  • Continue the installation by next click.
  • Select the path of JDK as installed.
  • Select the workspace location for your projects.

Now you are ready to create new projects in Eclipse IDE.

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Happy Learning !!!

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