Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Install NetBeans IDE on Windows 8

NetBeans IDE is open-source and free IDE, Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris, to develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, PHP, C/C++ and more. The current version is NetBeans IDE 7.1.

- Browse to NetBeans download page, http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html. Make sure the Platform selection is suit your platform, and click to select the bundles to download. In my case, I download with All bundles of 249MB. Actually, you can add or remove packs later using the IDE's Plugin Manager (Tools | Plugins).
Download to install

- Your download should start automatically. Click to run it after download completed.

- Accept the suggested NetBeans IDE directory. The JDK directory should be the detected directory with JDK. (Refer to the post Install JDK 7 on Windows 8 if yo haven't install it)

- Accept the suggested install GlassFish directory.
install GlassFish directory

- Review your setting and click Install.

- Finish.

- You should have shortcut to NetBeans IDE 7.1 on both your Metro UI and Desktop.
NetBeans IDE shortcut on Metro UI
NetBeans IDE shortcut on Desktop

- Create Hello World! using NetBeans IDE 7.1 to verify your installation.


  1. Obrigado.. muito útil sua publicação.

  2. Thank you so much!! Nice explanation! :)

  3. no puedo instalar netbeans en mi windows 8, me aparece nullnull, ayuda plz

    1. yo tampoco pude instalarlo.. usted ya consiguio como hacerlo?

  4. Thank you for install netbenas quide.