Java Tips

How to configure JAVA_HOME In Windows 10

In this short guide you will learn how to configure Java_Home in Windows 10

Nota Bene: JAVA_HOME should point to a JDK directory not a JRE

Step 1: Open Advanced System Settings

You can do that with this shortcut combination = Win Key + Pause Break or Go to Control Panel – >System

Step 2: After clicking on Advanced System Settings the next window will pop-up

Step 3: Select Environment Variables.

Then in Environment Variables Window under System variables select New…

Step 4: After that you need to update System PATH

a) In “Environment Variables” window under “System variables” select Path

b) Click on “Edit…”

c) In “Edit environment variable” window click “New”

d) Type in %JAVA_HOME%\bin

Step 5. Now you can test your Java PATH configuration

Open the Command prompt and type in:

echo %JAVA_HOME%

Tthis will print out the directory JAVA_HOME if everything is all right or print an empty line if the environment variable is not set correctly

Then type:

java -version

This this will print out the version of the java compiler if the Path variable is set correctly or “javac is not recognized as an internal or external command…

That’s it.