This is the Java Platform Development Kit. You want the JDK that targets Java Standard Edition.

I used the 64-bit versions in all cases.


  1. Install the latest 64-bit version of the JDK (as of this writing, jdk1.7.0_21).

    It installs to:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21\

    FYI – note that the Java Virtual Machine (VM) run-time executable file is:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21\jre\bin\javaw.exe
  2. Setup an Environment Variable for the Java Runtime Environment (the Java_Home):

    JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21\jre
  3. Path it:

  4. Setup an Environment Variable for the JDK (use JDK_HOME):

    JDK_HOME=C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jdk1.7.0_21

Note: The version number will be highter. E.g., “C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21”

  1. Path it:


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