Windows 8 64-bit How to Install Apache Maven 3 Easy Visual-Guide

February 4, 2013 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Maven3 Java Build Tool Release for Windows 8 x8664.

As Prerequisite there is Java so Inside the Post you will find a Link to Post on Installing the Latest Java JDK 7 64-bit for Windows 8.

And this Visual Guide includes the Basic Screenshots of All GUI Steps involved.

The Content give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Follow.

Apache on Windows
  1. Download Apache Maven 3:

    Maven3 Binary .zip
  2. Unzip into:
    C:Program FilesApache Software Foundationapache-maven-[x.y.z]

    Example for Maven 3.0.4:

    C:Program FilesApache Software Foundationapache-maven-3.0.4

  3. Open Command Prompt Window
    • Switch to Start View

      Just Pressing “Cmd” Key

    • Search for Command Prompt

      Just Typing “command”

      Win8 Command Prompt
  4. Check if Java is Installed
    java -version

    If Not then Install Java:

    How to Install Java JDK 7 on Windows 8
  5. Set-Up as Below Environment Variables and Path:

    Guide to Set Windows 8 Path and Environment Variables:

    How to Setup Path and Variables on Windows8

    Windows 8 Set-Up Environment Variables and Path for Maven

    • User Variables:
      1. JAVA_HOME = C:Program FilesJavajdk1.
      2. M3_HOME = C:Program FilesApache Software Foundationapache-maven-[x.y.z]
      3. M3 = %M3_HOME%bin
    • Add to User Path:

      Path = …:%M3%

  6. Test Maven Installation:
    1. Open a New Command Prompt Window

    2. Try to Execute:

      mvn --version

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