In the past, Oracle used to publish an executable installers for Windows that would:
As of Java 11, the Oracle's free version of Java (Oracle OpenJDK) doesn't seem to include an installer. It is just a zip file containing the binaries.
How are we supposed to install OpenJDK 11 on Windows seeing as the aforementioned integrations are no longer there? Aren't they necessary?
From the comment by @ZhekaKozlov: ojdkbuild has OpenJDK builds (currently 8 and 11) for Windows (
Use the Chocolatey packet manager. It's a command-line tool similar to npm. Once you have installed it, use
choco install openjdk
in an elevated command prompt to install OpenJDK.
To update an installed version to the latest version, type
choco upgrade openjdk
Pretty simple to use and especially helpful to upgrade to the latest version. No manual fiddling with path environment variables.
You can use Amazon Corretto. It is free to use multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the OpenJDK. It comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. Check the installation instructions here.