Oracle recently released Java 8 Update 333, which includes 520 security patches across its different product families. With that, this release is part of the Critical Patch Update, which means maximum vulnerabilities are addressed with this release.
If you still use Java 8, you should probably update to the latest version of Java 8 Update 333. This helps keep your system safe from vulnerabilities.
Let us now see what other improvements have been made with this release, and then continue to download and install it.
Table of contents
- Release Summary
- Changes and Fixes
- Download Java 8 Update 333
- How to Install Java
- How to Check Java Version
- JDK VS JRE
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Latest Java Version: Java 8 Update 333-b02
- Release date: May 2nd, 2022 (All version release dates here)
- Compatible OS: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7, MacOS, Linux, and Solaris
- License: Free
Changes and Fixes
Java 8 Update 333 comes with the following updates:
- Windows Alternate Data Streams are now enabled by default. The implementation of
java.io.Filehas been changed so that strict validity checks are not performed by default on file paths.
- Fixed incorrect Token type that caused XPath expression to return incorrect results. (JDK-8284920)
- Fixed an invalid XPath expression that caused
You can read the complete change log in the release notes here.
Download Java 8 Update 333
Direct Offline JRE Downloads
Click on the following links to download the respective offline installers:
Download Java 8 Update 333 for MacOS (Version 10.7.3 and above)
Download Offline JDKs
To download JDKs and other JREs, perform these steps:
Note: Downloads from Oracle.com require you to accept the license agreement.
Open the Oracle Java download page.
Here you will see a list of products to download (both JREs and JDKs are available for all supported platforms). Click on the download button beside your desired product. All downloads on this page are offline installers.
Accept the license agreement and then click the download button below it.
You will be redirected to Oracle’s sign-in page. If you already have an account, just sign in using your credentials, or click sign up to create an account. Once signed in, the download will begin automatically.
How to Install Java
Installing the downloaded package is pretty easy. Perform the following steps to install it on a Windows PC:
Run the download package to begin installing Java. The installation wizard will then open. Click Install.
Java will now begin the installation. This step should only take about a minute. Once installed, click Close.
How to Check Java Version
To check the currently installed Java version on your PC, you can use the “Java uninstall tool.” It lists down all the installed java versions. You can also use the tool to uninstall different versions installed on your computer.
You can get the Java Uninstall Tool from this page.
You can also learn other methods to uninstall Java from your PC.
JDK VS JRE
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is a piece of software that is installed on your computer that allows you to run applications developed in Java on your device. It provides certain libraries and other components that are required to run a Java program.
JRE also includes Java Virtual Machine (JVM), which is an engine also required to run Java applications on a machine. This engine is included in the JRE package and cannot be installed separately.
The Java Development Kit (JDK) is a development kit that includes both the JRE and the JVM. If you are looking to create your own Java applets, then JDK is what you need. If you have JDK already installed on your device, you do not require to install JRE separately, unless a different version is required.
This should clear up if you want to install JRE or the JDK.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Java programs be run without JRE?
As we already mentioned above, JREs are required to run applications developed using Java. Without JRE, the application cannot be executed. Usually, the application is packaged with the respective JRE needed to run it, so you do not have to install the right JRE version explicitly.
Can Java JRE be installed without administrative rights?
Unfortunately, JREs cannot be installed without administrative privileges. If you double-click a JRE installer from a standard account, you will notice a popup asking for credentials for the administrative account on your system to install the software.
How to start, stop, or restart JRE?
The Java process runs on demand as and when you want to run it, usually alongside the app/program which requires it. It is not a daemon that can be activated or deactivated.
That said, to run (start) Java, it needs to be included in your global environmental variables.
Java 8 Update History
|Java 8 Version||Release Date||Description|
|Java 8 Update 351||18-Oct-22||The default PKCS12 MAC algorithm was updated.|
|Java 8 Update 341||19-Jul-22||TLS 1.3 enabled by default.|
|Java 8 Update 333||2-May-22||Windows alternate data streams enabled by default.|
|Java 8 Update 291||20-Apr-22||New HARICA root certificates added.|