How do I install Java on my computer?

For DICOM and Webagent, Animana uses the open-source and free of charge OpenJDK. This article will explain how to install this version of Java through adoptopenJDK.

Before you start

  • If you are using Oracle’s version of Java, please make sure to uninstall that first! More instructions can be found here.
  • Before you start installing OpenJDK, please figure out with your IT administrator which OS (Windows or MacOSX) you are running and on which architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
  • If you are uncertain of how to install this software, please get in touch with your IT administrator before proceeding!

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Go to
  2. Make sure that version 8 is selected and HotSpot is selected for JVM:

  3. Make sure to click on the right installer for the correct operating system
  4. On the next screen, click on the JDK installer to download the file (same applies to Mac):
  5. Select a location where the file needs to be downloaded to.
  6. The next steps are operating system specific. Proceed with the steps that are relevant to your situation:
  1. Open the file so the installer can start
  2. Click Next on the installer
  3. Tick the box next to “I accept the terms and License Agreement”
  4. Click Next
  5. Click IcedTea-Web

  6. Now click Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive. 
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Install
  9. As soon as the installation is done click Finish
  10. Now restart your computer to finish the installation.


  1. Open the file so the installer can start
  2. Click Continue on the installer.
  3. On the next step click Continue you are prompted to agree with the license. Click Agree.
  4. Select the destination where the software needs to be installed.
  5. Click Continue. You might be asked to enter your administrator credentials, make sure to do so before continuing.
  6. Click Continue to start the installation.
  7. After the installation is done, click Finish
  8. Now restart the computer to finish the installation.

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