How to Install Eclipse on Windows 11

Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) that provides a platform for computer programming. It is the most used java programming platform which contains a base workspace and provides the programming environment for other languages like C, and C++ via external plugins. 

In this tutorial, we will learn the steps involved in the installation of Eclipse IDE on a Windows 11 machine.


  • A computer running Windows 11.
  • Internet to download Eclipse.
  • The Java Development Kit (JDK) should be installed because Eclipse needs it to work properly.

Installation Steps

1. Download Eclipse:

Go to the Eclipse Downloads Page. Click on the "Download" button for the "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers" (or another version/package if you have specific requirements).

2. Open the Downloaded File:

Find the Eclipse Installer file you just downloaded and double-click it. If a window asks if you're sure you want to run it, click 'Yes'.

3. Pick Your Version:

There are different types of Eclipse for different kinds of programming. Pick the one you want or need.

4. Set It Up:

Tell the installer where you want to put Eclipse on your computer. Also, make sure it knows where you've put the JDK.

5. Install:

Click to start the installation. Wait a bit until it's done.

6. Start Eclipse:

Once installed, you can launch Eclipse using the shortcut created on your desktop or through the Start Menu. 

On the first run, Eclipse will ask for a workspace location. This is where all your projects and files will be stored. You can choose the default or select a different location if preferred.

7. Test It:

Try making a simple project to make sure everything works fine.

That's it! You've got Eclipse ready on your Windows 11. Happy coding!