How to Check Java Version on Windows 11?

Java remains one of the most-used and essential programming languages to date and one of the advanced languages that developers use to develop applications for Windows 11. Many applications depend on Java on the Windows operating system, and updating it boosts performance by giving the Java applications the stability and security to run safely.

You can also install Java on Linux and macOS platforms. The only difference will be the packages/files for each platform. Several applications are written in Java that need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on your machine. This risewindows article will guide you on how to check the Java version on Windows 11 PC. Asides from that, you will also learn to install and uninstall Java on your machine.

How to Check the Java version on Windows 11?

If the Java application is installed on your Windows 11 machine, use the following steps to find out its version:-

Step 1. First, right-click the Start button and select Terminal or Terminal (Admin) in the Power User menu.

Step 2. Then, in a PowerShell or Command Prompt profile, type the following and hit Enter key on the keyboard to see the installed version of Java:-

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java -version

Once you execute the above command, you should see the installed Java version on your Windows 11 PC. If you see different types of messages, such as “Java is not recognized as an internal or external command,” Java is not installed on your computer, and you need to install it on your PC.

How to Install the Java on Windows 11?

If you see that Java is not installed on your Windows 11 or installed, but it is a lower version, you can get the updated version from the Oracle website.

Follow these steps to download and install the latest version of Java on your Windows 11 machine:-

Step 1. Firstly, navigate to the Java downloads page.

Step 2. Now, scroll down and switch to the Windows tab.

Step 3. Then, click on the download link beside the “x64 Installer” option.

Step 4. Finally, a JDK file will download to your computer. Double-click on the downloaded setup files and follow the instructions to install them on your computer.

How to Uninstall Java from Windows 11?

Uninstalling and removing Java from Windows 11 is quite simple. You can remove Java from your computer as regular software.

To remove Java from your Windows 11 machine, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

Step 2. Then, in the Run box, type the following and press Enter key on the keyboard to open “Programs and Features” under Control Panel:-


Step 3. Here, you will find a list of apps the software installed on your Windows 11 machine. Select Java entry and click the Uninstall button to remove it from your PC.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & keep reading, guys.

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