Monday, June 28, 2010

Setting up JAVA_HOME System Variable in Windows

Target Audience: Beginners

The bellow instructions will lead you to set up JAVA_HOME environment variable in Windows . Know where JDK is installed. E.g: "C:/tools//jdk1.5"
  • Go to My computer
    For Windows XP : On Desktop or Start->My computer
    For Windows Vista : Start(Windows Icon)->Computer
  • Right click on My Computer icon and select properties
  • Click on Advanced Tab For Windows XP and 'Advance System Settings' task in Windows Vista
  • Click on Environment Variables button
  • Under System Variable, select New button
  • Enter the variable name "JAVA_HOME"
  • Enter the variable value as the install path for the Development Kit (E.g: C:/tools//jdk1.5)
  • Click OK
  • Click Apply Changes
You are done.

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