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Installing JDK 11

 
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I see two options on Oracle site
Windows x64 Installer - Its an exe file of 161 MB
Windows x64 Compressed Archive - Its a zip file of 171 MB

Which one shall I use to install JDK ? Whats the purpose of both files ?

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Installer will take you through the process of placing directories, files into Program Files (or whatever else you choose), it will add links for binaries (java) to environment variables, and maybe some other installation steps. Archive is simply compressed data (directories, files), you'll need to place them to desired location, add links of binaries to environment variables and all potential other steps that installer can help you with.
 
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Don't know. Somebody else was asking a similar question earlier today: here. Try the installer, as Tim suggested there, and make sure to record the location where it installs Java® because you will need that info for your JAVA_HOME or PATH afterwards. You will see that the installer is being phased out of some downloads.
 
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