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How to Install JDK 7u80 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X

How to Download and Install JDK 1.7.0_80 on Windows

If you are looking for a way to download and install JDK 1.7.0_80 on Windows, you have come to the right place. In this article, I will show you how to get this version of Java Development Kit (JDK) that is no longer supported by Oracle but still useful for some legacy applications and projects.

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JDK is a software package that provides a set of tools and libraries for developing and running Java applications, applets, and components. It includes a compiler, a debugger, an archiver, a documentation generator, and a runtime environment (JRE) that contains the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the core Java libraries.

What is JDK 1.7.0_80?

JDK 1.7.0_80 is the last update release of JDK 7, which was released in July 2011 and reached its end of public updates in April 2015. It is also known as Java SE Development Kit 7 Update 80 or JDK 7u80.

Features and changes of JDK 1.7.0_80

JDK 1.7.0_80 contains several enhancements and changes, such as:

  • IANA time zone data version 2015a, which reflects changes in various regions around the world.

  • A new command-line option (-XX:+CheckEndorsedAndExtDirs) to identify the use of deprecated mechanisms such as endorsed standards override mechanism or extension mechanism.

  • A new system property (jdk.nio.enableFastFileTransfer) to allow the use of TransmitFile on Microsoft Windows, which can improve the performance of file data transfer over sockets.

  • A new system property ( to allow the use of SIO_LOOPBACK_FAST_PATH on Microsoft Windows, which can improve the latency and performance of loopback connections.

  • JavaFX version 2.2.80, which is a software platform for creating and delivering rich internet applications.

Compatibility and requirements of JDK 1.7.0_80

JDK 1.7.0_80 is compatible with Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit), and Windows Server 2012 (64-bit).

The minimum system requirements for installing and running JDK 1.7.0_80 are:

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  • A processor that supports the Pentium Pro instruction set or later.

  • At least 128 MB of physical RAM.

  • At least 124 MB of disk space for installing the JDK.

  • At least one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 9 or later, Firefox 4 or later, Chrome 10 or later, Safari 5 or later.

How to download JDK 1.7.0_80?

There are two main ways to download JDK 1.7.0_80: from the Oracle Java Archive or from alternative sources.

Download from Oracle Java Archive

The Oracle Java Archive is a repository of older versions of Java products that are no longer available on the main Oracle website. You can access it from . To download JDK 1.7.0_80 from the Oracle Java Archive, you need to follow these steps:

  • Go to the on the Oracle Java Archive.

  • Scroll down to the section "Java SE Development Kit 7u80" and select the file that matches your operating system and architecture. For example, if you are using Windows 7 64-bit, you should choose "jdk-7u80-windows-x64.exe".

  • Click on the file name and accept the license agreement to start the download. You may need to sign in with your Oracle account or create one if you don't have one.

  • Save the file to a location of your choice on your computer.

Download from alternative sources

If you have trouble accessing the Oracle Java Archive or prefer to download JDK 1.7.0_80 from other sources, you can try some of the following options:

  • is a website that provides software downloads for various platforms and categories. You can find JDK 1.7.0_80 under the "Developer Tools" section.

  • is another website that offers software downloads for various purposes and devices. You can search for JDK 1.7.0_80 on their website and download it from there.

  • is a third-party website that hosts older versions of JDK for different operating systems and architectures. You can browse their archive and download JDK 1.7.0_80 from there.

However, please note that downloading JDK 1.7.0_80 from alternative sources may not be as secure or reliable as downloading it from the official Oracle website. You should always check the file integrity and authenticity before installing it on your computer.

How to install JDK 1.7.0_80?

Once you have downloaded JDK 1.7.0_80, you can install it on your Windows computer by following these steps:

Run the installer and follow the steps

Double-click on the downloaded file (e.g., jdk-7u80-windows-x64.exe) to launch the installer. You may see a security warning asking you to confirm that you want to run this file. Click "Run" or "Yes" to proceed.

The installer will display a welcome screen and ask you to choose a destination folder for installing JDK 1.7.0_80. You can accept the default location or change it if you wish. Click "Next" to continue.

The installer will then ask you to choose which features of JDK 1.7.0_80 you want to install, such as Development Tools, Source Code, Public JRE, or JavaFX SDK. You can select all of them or customize your selection according to your needs. Click "Next" to continue.

The installer will then start copying the files and creating the shortcuts for JDK 1.7.0_80 on your computer. This may take a few minutes depending on your system configuration and speed.

The installer will then display a completion screen and inform you that JDK 1.7.0_80 has been successfully installed on your computer. Click "Close" to exit the installer.

Configure the environment variables

To use JDK 1.7.0_80 effectively, you need to configure some environment variables on your computer, such as JAVA_HOME, PATH, and CLASSPATH. These variables tell your system where to find JDK 1.7.0_80 and how to use it for compiling and running Java applications.

To configure the environment variables for JDK 1.7.0_80, you need to follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel on your computer and click on "System and Security".

  • Click on "System" and then click on "Advanced system settings" on the left sidebar.

  • Click on the "Environment Variables" button at the bottom of the System Properties window.

  • In the User variables section, click on "New" to create a new variable called JAVA_HOME and set its value to the path of JDK 1.7.0_80 installation folder (e.g., C:\Program Files\Java\ jdk1.7.0_80).

  • In the System variables section, select the variable called Path and click on "Edit". Add the path of JDK 1.7.0_80 bin folder (e.g., C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_80\bin) to the end of the existing value, separated by a semicolon (;).

  • In the System variables section, select the variable called Classpath and click on "Edit". Add the path of JDK 1.7.0_80 lib folder (e.g., C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_80\lib) to the end of the existing value, separated by a semicolon (;).

  • Click "OK" to save the changes and close the Environment Variables window.

Test the installation

To test if JDK 1.7.0_80 has been installed and configured correctly, you can try to compile and run a simple Java program using the command prompt. To do that, you need to follow these steps:

  • Open the command prompt on your computer by pressing Windows + R keys and typing cmd in the Run box.

  • Navigate to a folder where you want to create and save your Java program. For example, you can type cd Desktop to go to your desktop folder.

  • Create a text file called using any text editor (e.g., Notepad) and write the following code in it:

public class HelloWorld public static void main(String[] args) System.out.println("Hello, world!");

  • Save and close the file.

In the command prompt, type javac HelloW


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