Windows 7 - Windows Vista Java Development Kit _JDK_ Configuration

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					Windows 7 / Windows Vista
Java Development Kit (JDK)
      Configuration
       Instructions
1. Go to http://java.sun.com
2. Click on “Java SE” on the right (under “Popular Downloads”.)
3. On the page that loads, scroll down until you see “Java SE
   Development Kit (JDK).” Click on the “Download” button to
   the right.

  NOTE: At the time of writing (January 2009) the latest version
  of the JDK is 6 Update 11.
4. On the page that loads, choose Windows as your platform,
   set language to Multi-Language, and select the checkbox.
   Finally, click the orange “Continue >>” button.

  NOTE: If you are confident that you are on a 64-bit Windows
  installation, you can select Windows x64 as your platform,
  but do not need to do so.
5. On the next screen that loads click to download the “Java SE
   Development Kit.”


  NOTE: You may be requested to use the Sun Downloader to
  download Java. I advise just using the directly linked full
  download.
6. Chose to save the file.
7. Downloading the file may take a couple of minutes based on
   your connection speed.
8. Go to where you downloaded the JDK.
9. Launch the installer. If User Account Control given a security
   warning click the “Yes” button. The installer should begin
   loading. Please be patient.
10. Eventually you will be presented with an End User License
    Agreement (EULA). Read it before clicking the “Accept >”
    button.
11. For this course, a default installation is completely fine, so
    just click the “Next >” button.

     NOTE: Pay attention to the “Install to:” location, you will
     need it later.
12. Be patient while Java installs the JDK.
13. You will then be asked to install the Java Runtime Engine
    (JRE.) Click the “Next >” button.
14. Be patient while Java installs the JRE.
15. You are now done installing Java. All that is left is
    configuration.
     Note: You may be asked to reboot your computer at this
     point. If you are, please do so.
16. Now load the System Information Window by right clicking
    on “Computer” in the start menu and selecting properties.
    Note: This step can be done in other ways too. Such as…

        Right clicking on Computer on the desktop and
         selecting properties.
        Holding the Windows-key () on your keyboard and
         pressing the “Pause” key. (This may require holding
         FN on some laptops.)
17. The System Information Window should load.
18. Click on “Advanced system settings” on the left of the
    window.
19. The System Properties window should open with the
    “Advanced” tab already selected. Click on “Environment
    Variables” button.
20. The “Environment Variables” dialog should load.
21. In the “System variables” region, scroll down until you see
    the “Path” variable.
22. Click the lower “Edit” button.
23. You should now be editing the “Path” variable.
24. Remember the “Install to:” location on Step 12? That is the
    line you need to add to the end of the path. Be sure to
    prefix the location with a ; and post fix it with bin

    Therefore you want to add:

              ;<YOUR_INSTALL_LOCATION>bin

    On MY computer, a Windows 7 beta x64 machines where I
    installed the 32-bit JDK, that meant:

        ; C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_11\bin


      WARNING: BE VERY CAREFUL
      NOT TO OVERWRITE ALL THE
    EXISTING ENTRIES IN YOUR PATH!
25. Click the “OK” button to confirm your change.
26. Click the “OK” button in the Environment Variables dialog.
27. Click the “OK” button in the System Properties dialog.
28. Close the System information window by clicking on the x
    icon on the top right.
29. Now to test our changes. Open the “Command Prompt” by
    going to:

    Start  All Programs  Accessories  Command Prompt


    Note: This step can be done in other ways too. Such as…

       Opening the Run Dialog and entering the command
        “cmd” (without the quotes.)
       Searching for “Command Prompt” in the start menu.
30. The command prompt should load.
31. Enter the command “path” (without the quotes) and press
    enter. You should see the new path location, which
    includes your update.
32. Enter the command “java -version” (without the quotes)
    and press enter. You should see the JRE version you have
    installed.
33. Enter the command “javac -version” (without the quotes)
    and press enter. You should see the JDK version you have
    installed.
34. Close the command prompt by click on the x on the top
    right or typing “exit” (without the quotes) and pressing
    enter.

    At this point, you can delete the JDK installer that you
    downloaded on step 6.
     THE END
(CONGRADULATIONS)

				
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