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18 Server JRE Installation for Microsoft Windows

This page describes system requirements and installation instructions for the Server JRE for Windows.

This page has these topics:

See "JDK 8 and JRE 8 Installation Start Here" for general information about installing.

System Requirements

See for information about supported platforms, operating systems, and browsers.

See "Windows System Requirements for JDK and JRE" for minimum processor, disk space, and memory requirements.

If you have any difficulties, see, "Windows Online Installation and Java Update FAQ", or submit a bug report at

Installation Instructions Notation

For any text in this page that contains the following notation, you must substitute the appropriate update version number for the notation.


For example, if you are installing Server JRE 8 update release 21, the following string representing the name of the bundle:




Installation Instructions

Install the Server JRE by doing the following:

  1. Download the bundle.

    Before the file can be downloaded, you must accept the license agreement.

    The archive binaries can be installed by anyone (not only root users), in any location that you can write to.

    The .tar.gz archive file (also called a tarball) is a file that can be simultaneously uncompressed and extracted in one step.

  2. Change directory to the location where you would like the Server JRE to be installed.

  3. Move the .tar.gz archive binaries to the current directory.

  4. Unpack the tarball and install the Server JRE.

    The Server JRE files are installed in a directory called jdk1.8.0_version in the current directory.

  5. Delete the .tar.gz file if you want to save disk space.

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