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How do I install Java for my Mac?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Macintosh OS X
  • Java version(s): 7.0

Mac OS X System Requirements for Oracle Java 7
  • Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X version 10.7.3 and above
  • Administrator privileges
  • A 64-bit browser (examples; Safari, Firefox)
  • 32-bit browsers such as Chrome do not support Java 7 on the Mac platform


The screen shots and instructions below are for Java 7 Update 6 (7u6). If you are installing another version, make sure you change the version number appropriately.
Example: For Java version 7 update 7 (7u7) the file to download is jre-7u7-macosx-x64.dmg.

To install Java on Mac please follow these steps:
  1. Download the jre-7u6-macosx-x64.dmg file.
    Review and agree to the terms of the license agreement before downloading the file.
  2. Double-click the .dmg file to launch it
  3. Double-click on the package icon to launch install Wizard


  4. The Install Wizard displays the Welcome to Java 7 installation screen. Click Continue


  5. On Standard Install on Macintosh HD, Click the Install button


  6. After the installation has completed, a confirmation screen appears. Click Close to finish the installation process.



Test Installation

To test that Java is installed and working properly on your computer, run this test applet.


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