How to install Java on PC (Windows)

This tutorial will walk you through how to install the Java SE Development Kit (Java SDK) on PC. Java is a software platform, MentalRep needs it to operate on your computer.


NOTE: The Java SDK version varies as new updates are released. In this tutorial the version downloaded was "jdk-8u121-windows-x64.exe". Make sure the version you download follows the pattern "jdk-[VERSION]-windows-[BIT VERSION].exe".

Step 1)

Go to this link to download the Java SE Development Kit. The link will take you to a site that looks like the image displayed below. 

Step 2)

Select that you agree to the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for Java SE.

Step 3)

Click on the Windows version to download. Specifically click on the blue link labeled in the Download column.


Download the x86 version if you have a 32-bit operating system. Choose the x64, if you have a 64-bit operating system. If your unsure which operating system you have, download the x86 version. 

Step 4)

Once the software is finished downloading the file, navigate to where the file is downloaded on your computer. Click on the downloaded .exe file to open it. 

Step 5)

When you open the file you should be greeted with a page that looks like the one below. Click the next  button to continue.  

Step 6)

You will be taken to a page where you can select the features that you would like to install. You don't need to change any of these settings. Click the Next button. 

Step 7)

The installation will begin.  It should take about 2 minutes to complete.

Step 8)

You will be taken to a completion screen, where you should click the Close button to finish the installation. 

Step 9)

Restart your computer, then open MentalRep. Thank you for completing this tutorial!

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