How to Check Your Java Version

This article shows you how to check which version of Java you have installed on your Mac or PC.


1. Open the Hard Drive located on the Desktop.

Screenshot of Macintosh HD

2. With the Hard Drive open, go into Applications, then into Utilities.  With Utilities open, open the Terminal.

Screenshot of Mac navigation window

3. With the Terminal open, type in java -version then press Enter.  Then retrieve the current java version, in this example being 1.6.0_24.

Screenshot of the Mac terminal


1. Open up the start menu, then click control panel and select uninstall programs. If you are on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, search for Command Prompt in the start menu.

Screenshot of the Control Panel

2. Find Java and check your version and update it if necessary.

Screenshot of the Programs and Features menu

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