The standard Java 8 JRE installation causes frequent blu-screens on my development machine. Sometimes after minutes, sometimes after several hours. I therefore decided to install the Java JDK 13, with which Eclipse 2019-12 is compatible with.


  • Download and install Java JDK 13
  • Now open the Command Prompt to confirm the (previous) Java version:
    java -version
  • Right Click → My Computer(This PC) → Properties → Advanced System Settings. Click on Environment Variables, select Path under System Variables section and click Edit.
  • Remove the path of previously installed JDK. Also, update JAVA_HOME in case it's already set. Now click on New Button and add the path to installed JDK. On Windows 10 64 bit this should be something like:
    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-13.0.2\bin
  • Open the Command Prompt again to confirm:
    java -version