How To Install NetBeans On Windows
It provides all the steps required to install NetBeans 11 on Windows 10 for Java and PHP development.
Notes: The updated version of this tutorial is available at How To Install NetBeans 12 On Windows.
NetBeans assumes that the appropriate version of JDK is installed on the System. NetBeans 11 needs at least JDK 8 to continue the installation. You can follow How To Install Java 14 On Windows, How To Install OpenJDK 14 On Windows, or How To Install Java 8 On Windows 10 to install the most recent version of JDK on your Windows system. The installer threw an error (java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: java/util/jar/Pack200) with Java 14, hence I have to switch back to Java 8 on my system path.
Download NetBeans 11
Click the Find Out More Button as shown in Fig 1. It will navigate to the NetBeans Features Page as shown in Fig 2.
Now click the Download Button to navigate to the Downloads Page of NetBeans as shown in Fig 3.
I have highlighted the download options for windows using the installer. Now click the Windows Installer Link. It will open the page having download links from the mirror sites as shown in Fig 4.
Now click the suggested download link as highlighted in Fig 4. It will start downloading the most recent release of NetBeans 11.
Install NetBeans 11
In this step, we will install NetBeans on Windows 10 using the installer downloaded by us in the previous step. Confirm the currently installed and active Java version as shown in Fig 5.
Execute the installer to start installing NetBeans on Windows. It will ask for system permissions to continue the installation. Click the Yes Button to continue the installation. Next, it will show the Welcome Screen as shown in Fig 6.
It provides options to customize the components to be installed using the Customize Button as shown in Fig 7.
I kept all the components selected and clicked the Next Button to continue the installation. The installer asks to accept the License Agreement on the next screen as shown in Fig 8.
Now click the Next Button to configure the installation path and JDK path as shown in Fig 9.
Click the Next Button to progress the installation. The next screen shows the installation summary and provides options to get updates as shown in Fig 10.
Now click the Install Button to start the installation. It will show the installation progress as shown in Fig 11.
It will show the Success Screen after complete the installation as shown in Fig 12.
Now click the Finish Button to close the installer.
Launch the IDE
We can launch the IDE using the launcher icon placed on the Desktop. It will start the IDE and shows the Welcome Screen and the Default Panels as shown in Fig 13 and Fig 14.
I have re-configured the most recent version of Java i.e. Java 14 to be the default JDK. You might be required to remove the local path of Java if it gets created while installing Java 8 as shown in Fig 15.
This section provides links to HelloWorld projects using Netbeans.