Installing OpenJDK Java or another Java that is distributed as a ZIP file

If you have chosen to install Java from a ZIP file then

  1. Download the ZIP file containing the appropriate version of Java.

  2. Open the ZIP file and extract the contents to a directory of your choosing.

  3. Modify the sytem Path environment variable to include the "bin" folder within the newly installed Java. For example, if you have extracted the zip file to C:\Tools\jdk8u202-b08, then include C:\Tools\jdk8u202-b08\bin in the system Path. If you are updating from a previous version of Java then you may remove the previous version from the path.