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  1. I've removed all ancient java 8 install on my computer.
  2. I've downloaded latest openjdk 11 from https://jdk.java.net/11/ and extracted the content to C:\Program Files\Java\
  3. I've setup system environment variable to

JAVA_HOME = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-11.0.1

and added

%JAVA_HOME%\bin to Path.

  1. In a command prompt > java -version return:

Error: opening registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment'

Error: could not find java.dll

Error: Could not find Java SE Runtime Environment.

  1. Why?
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How to make it work:

Windows > Start > cmd >

C:> for %i in (javac.exe) do @echo.   %~$PATH:i

or

C:> where java

It return 'C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath' folder which contain:

java.exe

javaw.exe

javaws.exe

Browse to this folder with Windows file explorer and remove everything (three files above).

Close and reopen cmd (Windows > Start > cmd >)

C:> java -version

Should now return:

openjdk version "11.0.1" 2018-10-16

OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13)

OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.1+13, mixed mode)

or something similar depending on which java release package you've downloaded...

It works!

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Try Adding the new Java home path at the start of the path instead of end i.e %JAVA_HOME%\bin;(rest of path). It will get picked first. Worked for me.

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