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How to install Maven on windows

You can download and install maven on windows, linux and MAC OS platforms. Here, we are going to learn how to install maven on windows OS.

To install maven on windows, you need to perform following steps:

  1. Download maven and extract it
  2. Add JAVA_HOME and MAVEN_HOME in environment variable
  3. Add maven path in environment variable
  4. Verify Maven

1) Download Maven

To install maven on windows, you need to download apache maven first.

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For example: apache-maven-3.1.1-bin.zip

Extract it. Now it will look like this:

maven structure

2) Add MAVEN_HOME in environment variable

Right click on MyComputer -> properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Environment variables -> click new button

Now add MAVEN_HOME in variable name and path of maven in variable value. It must be the home directory of maven i.e. outer directory of bin. For example: E:apache-maven-3.1.1 .It is displayed below:

maven home directory

Now click on OK button.

3) Add Maven Path in environment variable

Click on new tab if path is not set, then set the path of maven. If it is set, edit the path and append the path of maven.

Here, we have installed JDK and its path is set by default, so we are going to append the path of maven.

The path of maven should be %maven home%/bin. For example, E:apache-maven-3.1.1bin .

maven path

4)Verify maven

To verify whether maven is installed or not, open the command prompt and write:

mvn −version 

Now it will display the version of maven and jdk including the maven home and java home.

Let’s see the output:

maven verification output

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