NetBeans IDE Installation Guide

This article will guide you on installing the Apache NetBeans IDE into your workstation.


Download Apache NetBeans

On your web browser, go to the Apache NetBeans download website. Click on Download under Apache NetBeans feature update.

You will be directed to the download page, which provides download link to installers for different operating systems. Click on the download link for your operating system under Installers.

Click on the top most link to start the download. If it doesn’t work or the download is too slow, you can try downloading from mirror site using the links below.

Your downloaded file will look like this. Double click on the executable to start the installation process.

Installing Apache NetBeans

You will see this window after you launch the installer. Click Next.

You can click on Customize to select the runtime that you wanted to install. You can uncheck some of them to ignore the installation and save storage spaces.

In the License Agreement, select “I accept the terms in the license agreement” and click Next.

You can change the installation location here. Click Next.

You will be presented with the summary of installation and given the choice to allow NetBeans to automatically check for updates for the installed plugins. Click Install.

Installation will take several minutes depending on system specifications.

Click Finish.

Setup and Activate Java SE

After installation, open Start Menu and search for “netbean”. Click on Apache NetBeans IDE.

Once the IDE has launched, on the menu bar, click Tools > Plugins.

Click on Installed tab. Look for Java SE and check it. Click on Activate.

Click Next.

Select “I accept the terms in all of the license agreement”, click Install.

Click Next.

Click Activate.

Click Finish.

Once the Java SE plugin has successfully activated, your NetBeans IDE is now ready for Java development.