How do I tell if I have successfully installed Java on my Windows computer?

Please use the following steps to verify that Java is installed correctly on your Windows computer.

  1. Go to
  2. Click the link Do I have Java? (found under the red Free Java Download button).
  3. Click the red Verify Java version button.
  4. You may need to click an Activate Java link and click Allow now to give permission to verify your Java version.
  5. You may be asked to update your Java version by downloading an updated Java installer. It's a good idea to keep your Java version up to date.
  6. If you don't have Java installed at all, you must install Java to use SoftChalk Create.
  7. If you have older versions of Java on your computer that are causing installation problems for you, go to https://java.comand click on the Uninstall link. You will then be asked to down a Java Uninstall Tool. Download and run this tool, re-boot your computer and then install Java. To install Java, go to and click on the Free Java Download button.