In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to set  JAVA_HOME on Windows10 operating system.

Note: Assuming Java8 installed on your local (Windows10) machine, if not, you can see our previous tutorials.

Set JAVA_HOME on Windows10 :

It will take several steps to create  JAVA_HOME.

Open Environment Variables :

Search for Advanced System Settings in the Search box like below:

JAVA_HOME on windows10

by selecting the above Advanced System Settings, you can see the below System Properties window.

JAVA_HOME on windows10

Click on Environment Variables >

Click on New button under System variables session to create JAVA_HOME :

JAVA_HOME on windows10

Enter variable name as “JAVA_HOME”, give variable value as your JDK path and click Ok.

Note: The variable value should till java home path, it doesn’t include \bin.
JAVA_HOME on Windows10

Now select the Path variable and click on the Edit button :

JAVA_HOME on windws10

Now opens another window like below: This is a new widow introduced from Windows10.

JAVA_HOME windows10

Here click on the new button and add environment variable %JAVA_HOME%\bin like below.

JAVA_HOME on Windows10

Click on OK.

Test :

Open the command prompt and execute below  commands:


Happy Learning 🙂


  1. Somsak Bootsritha February 19, 2018 at 2:27 am - Reply

    I try it. But it’s not work for me. javac still unreconized

    • chandrashekhar February 19, 2018 at 3:08 am - Reply

      Hi Somsak,

      You can close your cmd prompt once and reopen then check once. If you all done well it works.
      Keep Learning 🙂

      Chandra Shekhar G

  2. Tom Smith April 27, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Best tuition on the subject I could find.
    Worked 100%
    Thank you.

  3. Neil Gaetano Lindberg July 27, 2019 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    As a full stack guy that gets around on Linux all day I found this setup in Windblows very very taxing. I was just trying to run a local Android Emulator for React Native development, just to give my kids some games without ads…

    After hours of failure I found this.


    Thank you, sir,

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