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Java Runtime (JRE)

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/24/2015.

Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It's also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing.


This package installs the Java version offered at (currently Java 7). It also sets SPONSORS=0 (see docs).

If you want Java 8, install the jre8 package instead.

This package installs both 32 and 64-bit versions on 64-bit systems. If you only want the version specific to your OS bitness, install javaruntime-platformspecific instead.

To install Java Runtime (JRE), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install javaruntime --version

To upgrade Java Runtime (JRE), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade javaruntime --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
      $scriptDir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
      # Import function to test if JRE in the same version is already installed
      Import-Module (Join-Path $scriptDir 'thisJreInstalled.ps1')
      $packageName = 'javaruntime'
      # Find download URLs at
      $url = ''
      $url64 = ''
      $version = '7.0.67'
      $versionMajor = $version -replace '^(\d+)\..*', '$1'
      $installerType = 'exe'
      $installArgs = '/s REBOOT=Suppress SPONSORS=0'
      # If both 32- and 64-bit versions are installed, it adds only the folder
      # of the 64-bit version to the env variables
      $javaHome = Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "Java\jre$versionMajor"
      $jreForPathVariable = Join-Path $javaHome 'bin'
      $thisJreInstalledHash = thisJreInstalled($version)
      $osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
      # This is the code for both javaruntime and javaruntime-platformspecific packages.
      # If the package is javaruntime-platformspecific, only install the jre version
      # based on the OS bitness, otherwise install both 32- and 64-bit versions
      if ($packageName -match 'platformspecific') {
        if ($thisJreInstalledHash.x86_32 -or $thisJreInstalledHash.x86_64) {
          Write-Output "Java Runtime Environment $version is already installed. Skipping download and installation to avoid 1603 errors."
        } else {
          Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $installArgs $url $url64
      } else {
        # Otherwise it is the javaruntime package which installs both 32- and 64-bit jre versions on 64-bit systems
        # Checks if JRE 32/64-bit in the same version is already installed,
        # otherwise it downloads and installs it.
        # This is to avoid unnecessary downloads and 1603 errors.
        if ($thisJreInstalledHash.x86_32) {
          Write-Output "Java Runtime Environment $version (32-bit) is already installed. Skipping download and installation"
        } else {
          Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $installArgs $url
        # Only check for the 64-bit version if the system is 64-bit
        if ($osBitness -eq 64) {
          if ($thisJreInstalledHash.x86_64) {
            Write-Output "Java Runtime Environment $version (64-bit) is already installed. Skipping download and installation"
          } else {
            # Here $url64 is used twice to obtain the correct message from Chocolatey
            # that it installed the 64-bit version, otherwise it would display 32-bit,
            # regardless of the actual bitness of the software.
            Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $installArgs $url64 $url64
      # Only set the entry for the PATH variable and the JAVA_HOME env variable
      # if the same version of JRE was not already installed (32- or 64-bit separately)
      if (!($thisJreInstalledHash.x86_32) -or !($thisJreInstalledHash.x86_64)) {
        Install-ChocolateyPath $jreForPathVariable 'Machine'
        Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @"
    [Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('JAVA_HOME', '$javaHome', 'Machine')
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\thisJreInstalled.ps1 Show
    # This function checks if the same version of JRE is already installed on the computer.
    # It returns a hash map with a 'x86_32' and 'x86_64'. These values are not empty if the
    # same version and bitness of JRE is already installed.
    function thisJreInstalled($version) {
      $productSearch = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object {$_.Name -match '^Java \d+ Update \d+'}
      # The regexes for the name of the JRE registry entries (32- and 64 bit versions)
      $nameRegex32 = '^Java \d+ Update \d+$'
      $nameRegex64 = '^Java \d+ Update \d+ \(64-bit\)$'
      $versionRegex = $('^' + $version + '\d*$')
      return @{
        'x86_32' = $productSearch | Where-Object {$_.Name -match $nameRegex32 -and $_.Version -match $versionRegex}
        'x86_64' = $productSearch | Where-Object {$_.Name -match $nameRegex64 -and $_.Version -match $versionRegex}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Oracle


Release Notes Add SPONSORS=0 to the install arguments

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.181 94585 Thursday, October 4, 2018 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.151 466624 Monday, October 30, 2017 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.144 212954 Friday, August 11, 2017 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.121 451383 Friday, February 17, 2017 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.101 631466 Sunday, September 18, 2016 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.73 180463 Monday, March 21, 2016 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.66 42136 Friday, January 8, 2016 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.60 27731 Sunday, October 25, 2015 approved
Java Runtime (JRE) 8.0.51 28301 Friday, August 21, 2015 approved
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