Eclipse IDE for 64-bit Windows and 64-bit Java


New: Belorussian translation Ide Eclipse of the blog courtesy of Amanda L.

Here’s where you want to go for Eclipse for 64-bit Java + 64-bit Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, or for any other “oddball” configuration not linked from their main download page:

From there you need to click through for a specific release. The most recent release is at the top of the first table; right now it points to:

From the release page, you have to choose a platform and click on the http link. That’ll then take you to the download page. For 64-bit Windows (x86_64) use:

I’m using the Windows (x86_64) builds on Vista on both an Intel Core-2-based laptop and dual-Xeon-based workstation. It works with the 1.5 JDKs from Sun.

We have instructions on getting it running in our LingPipe Eclipse Tutorial. I’m about to add that you need to close the funny start page they have now, which wasn’t obvious.

This took some finding. Actually, it took a hint from Mike, because you certainly won’t find it by navigating, which will take you to:

which doesn’t have links to 64-bit versions of Eclipse for Windows. If you search for on their site, you get old bboard questions without answers. If you search for on Google, Yahoo, or MSN, only MSN has anything close to a helpful answer in the first 10 hits.

55 Responses to “Eclipse IDE for 64-bit Windows and 64-bit Java”

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  2. Albert Xie Says:

    I have desktop Windows Vista x64 Intel.
    Which Java should I use (URL link)?
    Whick Eclipse should I download (URL link)?

  3. Alexandre(Brazil) Says:

    Hello, I was in the same doubt, but I find java6u4 amd64… Well… it works in my laptop (Intel Core Duo with Windows 7 x64 release 7100). Download it from: [Ed. please don’t link to .exe files, even with good intentions].

  4. Alexandre(Brazil) Says:

    Sorry, the link seems broken… But try to search java6u14 64 bits… I have this version and i had downloaded from this link above… I so sorry but I can’t help.

  5. lingpipe Says:

    I’m using “Windows (x86_64) (Supported Versions)”, which is the name of a download once you select a version from the page linked in the main blog entry. I’m using 64-bit Vista with two different Intel chips: dual Xeon quad core workstation and a single Core Duo in a notebook.

  6. chris Says:

    Just to say thanks for the info, and got this working on Windows 7 x64 RC1 with 64 bit JDK 1.6.

    • Stan Says:

      Chris – how did you get this to work? I have the 64 bit JDK 1.6 and when I tried running eclipse it gave me a status error of -1, which doesn’t tell me how to fix it.

  7. HipsterZipster Says:

    thanks so much for this blog entry. I was having trouble finding 64-bit Eclipse to run on my new Windows 7 config!

  8. Sa Says:

    a great thanks!!!! I was searching for the 64bit version and I couldn’t find on the eclipse site : )

  9. Prem Says:

    I have installed 64bit, but when try to add the server i not getting the server option, how can get the server, i need to connect to tomcat.

  10. Fabio Padilha Says:

    I had the same problem running Eclipse with a 64 bits JVM. I changed the eclipse startup params to run with a 32 bits JVM and it works now.
    Use eclipse.exe -vm

  11. vschrader Says:

    Does anybody have a link to eclipse for x64 windows server 2003 SP2? I’m hopelessly stuck on 3.2.1, because I’m trying to get maven support working with IAM (or Q4E)? The one I have downloaded was:

    eclipse-3.5M7-x86_64, but it cannot seem to be able to update itself via the update add site dialog.

  12. SealedSun Says:

    Thank you for that post. Not being an expert in Java&co. I just assumed eclipse wouldn’t care about the pointer width of the underlying JVM and hence tried to run the 32bit eclipse on a 64bit JVM. -.-

  13. Kent Says:


    Have looked how to do this but as you only found some old forum questions about this… :-(

    Seems to be get a decent performance boost in Vista 64 bit as well!
    And can finally run eclipse with more than 1,2 Gb in windows! :-)

  14. Micha Says:


    thank you for your helpful introduction!

    regards Micha

  15. Paul Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you…

    I tried in vain to find the “official” way to get from to this download but alas, no luck. They link to 64 bit versions for cocoa and linux but not for windows.

  16. William Says:

    This looks like the classic verison… Is there a Java EE Developer version in 64-bit?

    • Kamal Says:

      I have a comment bellow. In a nutshell: Download the classic version, then add the EPP update site to download the JEE or any other package into it. It works like a charm for me :-)

  17. Somebody Says:

    This may help someone:

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  19. Narmadha Says:

    Thanks for this post. Eclipse is woking good in Windows7. I am unable to use Starteam plugin with Eclipse. Do you have any idea?

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  21. James Says:

    I am looking forward to use Win7_64bit and I am having doubts if I can install Eclipse cdt plugin (for c/c++) under it.
    Did anyone tried it so far and maybe had a positive result? Big thanks in advance!

  22. Kamal Says:

    I have been able to get all the packages (JEE, C++, etc) to work the way the pre-built packages are available for 32 bit. What you do is follow these gentlemen advice for getting eclipse sdk for 64 bit with jdk 64. Once you do that, add this URL to your update sites:

    This gives you ability to download any of the packages available on download page, I am using it to download JEE package and it works super.

  23. Odyssee Says:

    Hi !
    Which of your both machines do you recommend for coding ? Dual Xeon or Intel Core ?


    • RDRush Says:

      XEON are more pronounced as server based CPU’s while the “Core” series more reverently refers to desktop or client CPU’s. It really adds to the confusion as I had used tools to ID my Core 2 Duo and it was said to have two Xeon cores. They are similar in architecture but, the Core 2 series are scaled down models of the Xeon architectures.

      Developing on a specialized CPU architecture is going to be based on a number of decision making models. Some simple thoughts to help you decide are: threading models, special features like hyper threading, virtual machine development, and specialty instruction sets like MMX.

      The most important factor that you will address when developing will be the domain more so than the CPU like: server, desktop (client), thin client, or netbook (media devices). The domain will set parameters that you will have to work inside of regardless of the CPU allot of times as this defines purposing or scope.

      It is really about what you want to accomplish and whom you will be doing it for but, basic CPU speed is generally the biggest selling point and now includes the number of cores the CPU has. It’s a toss up and really depends on preference anymore so its up to the individual doing the development.

      Check out Intel’s web-site and compare different models of the XEONs and Core 2 Duos; etc. and pick the one that’s right for you. It’s all going to be x86/x86 64 bit for the most part anyway so, cross reference all the chips that impress you. Don’t kill yourself trying to figure something out — take your time and do it right.

      You’ll enjoy your decisions much more if you take the time to think them through.

  24. AI Says:

    I downloaded the same version as the link ’64 bit windows zip’ listed on your post. I have an error that states ‘JVM Terminated. Exit code=-1’ whenever I try to open eclipse.exe. I tried opening eclipse.exe as administrator and I still have the same error message.

  25. Kamal Says:

    Take a look at your java installation(s). You may have more than one and eclipse may still be seeing the 32 bit. That happens a lot when you install a public JRE part of java installations as they register themselves(putting their bin path in the PATH environment variable).
    As a practice, I always set the argument in the eclipse.ini file to make sure my elcipse is pointing ot the jre (or jdk) that I want.

    put something like this in eclipse.ini

    C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.6.0_16/jre/bin/client/jvm.dll

  26. Gerbil Says:

    I’m considering Windows 7 64 bit OS and need to know if I receive a document from a person running a 32 bits OS / application. Can I still read and update that document and send it back to original user on their 32 bit machine so they can read/write to the same document?

  27. Baysam Says:

    @ Kamal(Kamal Says:
    January 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Reply )
    I’m sorry but this link does not work for me
    i need your help please( i would to download JEE package for eclipse , Windows 7 64 bit ) thanks a lot.

  28. Kamal Says:

    It should be working. How is that it is not working? What does it say? I have had it for the past 6 months, 2 OS reinstallations!!
    One quick fix for you if you could not figure out, would be to download spring tool suite, they have a glalileo installer for 64bit.

    I will check back again tomorrow to see if you have any more issues :-)

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  30. Baysam Says:

    it tells Access forbidden ! i try with this :
    it turns automatically into this link:

  31. RS Says:


    I followed the steps in the thread to install Eclipse on my windows 7 machine. Everything went through fine but I cannot see the ‘Server Runtime Enviroments’ under Windows-Preferences. Do I need to download any other package ?


    • Kamal Says:

      If you download the JEE package, it should contain the server stuff. I would double check, probably try it again on a fresh install and see.
      Good luck

  32. RS Says:

    I don’t see a 64 bit version of the JEE package. I tried the link below.
    Is this the correct link ?

  33. dev Says:

    to get jre6 64 plugin bit to run eclipse you may access to jre page download with I.E.(it’s stupid but true ).
    The java site detect your browser I.E and magicccccc
    Java team say it’s cause there are I.E 64 version .
    through you should install the both 32 and 64 for all compatibily

    source (
    SORRY for my aintglish

  34. dev Says:

    the direct link with I.E

  35. Jesmin Says:

    I have a newbie question.

    I have a Intel Dual Core, x64, Windows 7 laptop.

    I want to install Eclipse CDT along with cygwin. Am I supposed to install JDK 1.4 or JRE or JVM (for x64 platform) before installing the Eclipse IDE?

    would really appreciate a reply. Thank u.

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  37. Raghu Says:

    I was using IBM WebSphere v6.0 (that actually uses Eclipse RAD) 32-bit on Win Vista and XP 32-bit PCs. Now I am on a Win 7, 64-bit PC. The prob. is I am restricted from heavy downloads in our company (> 25 MB), and hence unable to download Eclipse 64-bit RAD or any other web RAD tool. So I’ve installed my old Eclipse and made it ‘compatible’, and it is starting. But the real issue before me is getting Eclipse to start the web server (WebSphere in my case) -> it says ‘java class not found’. I tried downloading Tomcat 6.x and JRE 6.x (both 64-bit), but I do not know how to link them. I am not also able to make the Java class files ‘compatible’ in a similar way, as they are not a single application. Either I should somehow link the Eclipse to the existing Java files in a compatible mode, or I should be able to link it to a 64-bit JRE. In either case, how to go about it? Pl. help.

    • lingpipe Says:

      This isn’t an Eclipse support site. I was just pointing people to the 64-bit distros because I couldn’t find them.

      If you find class not found errors, it’s because the .class file or jar containing it is not on the classpath. I have no idea how to deal with that in Eclipse or deal with compatibility issues for versions.

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  39. Ash Says:

    I have a windows 7 64bit laptop with core i7. I have installed the Helios Eclipse package and jdk 6 update 22. I also set eclipse to run as administrative user. Eclipse starts up fine but when I try to run or debug a very simple hello world app i get following error…”launching has encountered a problem. Exception occurred executing command line. Cannot run program javaw.exe in directory c:\workspace: CreateProcess error=5, Access is denied.” any ideas anyone?

  40. Ash Says:

    i am using 64 bit jvm and 64 bit eclipse.. i’m having some issues like

    at java.awt.EventQueue.invokeAndWait(Unknown Source)
    at quicktime.QTSession.(
    at quicktime.util.EndianOrder.(
    at jp.nyatla.nyartoolkit.qt.utils.QtCameraCapture.(
    at armonkeykit.videocapture.QtCaptureImage.initializeCamera(
    at armonkeykit.videocapture.CaptureQuad.(
    at armonkeykit.examples.patternmarkers.basic.ARTeapotTorus.main(
    Caused by: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\QTJNative.dll: Can’t load IA 32-bit .dll on a AMD 64-bit platform
    at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
    at quicktime.QTSession$
    at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at Source)
    19-Dec-2010 15:37:41 class armonkeykit.examples.patternmarkers.basic.ARTeapotTorus start()
    SEVERE: Exception in game loop
    java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: quicktime.QTSession.InitializeQTML(I)S
    at quicktime.QTSession.InitializeQTML(Native Method)
    at quicktime.QTSession.initialize(
    at quicktime.QTSession.initialize(
    at jp.nyatla.nyartoolkit.qt.utils.QtCameraCapture.prepSetInput(
    at jp.nyatla.nyartoolkit.qt.utils.QtCameraCapture.start(
    at armonkeykit.videocapture.QtCaptureImage.start(
    at armonkeykit.videocapture.CaptureQuad.start(
    at armonkeykit.videocapture.CaptureQuad.(
    at armonkeykit.examples.patternmarkers.basic.ARTeapotTorus.main(

    can someone please help me out..

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  43. shifa Says:

    I use windows 7 64-bit OS , I tried downloading eclipse classic 3.6.2 and eclipse indigo quite no. of times from “ ” but it does not download completely. I have no idea whats the problem while downloading. please help me out regarding dis.

  44. hitler Says:

    hi…how will i know whether i need to use eclipse 64-bit or 32-bit

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