Many web services and even games nowadays requires Java. If you want to download Java for Windows 8, read the instructions below.
Various programs require different versions of Java. Some may require a 32-bit version and some may require a 64-bit version. You can install both versions on your systems without problems and 32-bit Java will work on a 64-bit system just fine.
When should you install Java 64-bit? If you want to install a 64-bit browser, then it is necessary, in most other cases it is ok to install 32-bit instead
Get 32-bit Java
If you want to get the 32-bit version, download it here
- CRC32: CDFB298A
- MD5: 631FCE135D456E116795B9A94638F15F
- SHA-1: A2C26B5DFAA9F444443D36494A85AC5902DE0456
Get 64-bit Java
Download the JRE if you are unsure what you need. Devs can grab the JDK