In this article, I show you exactly how to download and install Java for Minecraft. Whether you are looking to start a Minecraft server, play Minecraft mods, or just play Minecraft in general, you will need to download Java, and this article shows you every step of getting Java setup and running for Minecraft. The reason you need Java for basically everything to do with Minecraft is actually pretty simple. Minecraft is coded 100% in Java. Thus, you need Java to do everything when it comes to Minecraft, so let's go ahead and get into download and install Java for Minecraft.
How To Download & Install Java for Minecraft
Step 1) Download Java for Minecraft
Step one of getting Java is, well, downloading Java. This process is very simple and very easy. Just click on the big yellow button above, or this link to be taken off to the Java SE Development Kit download page! Once you are there, the process is very easy. Find the version of Java you want to install, the Windows version is the ‘Windows x64 Installer' version at the bottom of the list. Click the blue download link next to this version. Your download will then begin. You may need to keep or save the file depending on your browser. It is 100% safe.
Step 2) Install Java for Minecraft Servers & Mods
Now that you have downloaded Java, you need to get Java installed. Luckily, installing Java is very simple and just like installing any other program. First things first, double click on the Java Development Kit (JDK) file you downloaded. This will open the ‘Java SED Development Kit – Setup' program. Once it has opened, click the ‘Next' button in the bottom right. Click next again, and the Java JDK will then beginning installing.
Step 3) Make Sure Java Is Working
Once you have Java downloaded, you need to make sure it is working. You can do this by either opening Minecraft, trying to open your sever.jar, run Forge, Optifine, or whatever Minecraft mod you are trying to install! If it works, you're all done. If not, you may need to run the Jarfix. Which you can download from this page. If you were still having issues, that should fix them on up! It will basically reconnect all of your .jar files to Java on your computer. Nevertheless, enjoy your newly downloaded Java!
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