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Incompatible JVM error

Rajesh Mani

Joined: May 12, 2007
Posts: 6
Am trying to use Eclipe IDE. When i try to open it get the error message as "Version 1.4.2_06 of the JVM is not suitable for this product. Version:1.5 or greater is required". Please help in configuring the path and opening the eclipse.

Daesung Park
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 68
If your Eclipse version is europa, you need Java 5 JRE. If you already installed the JRE, you can specify JRE version to launch eclipse.
Refer to THIS.

Daesung Park

Ahmad Shahir Ramly

Joined: Jun 25, 2010
Posts: 1
1)Download jdk-6u20-windows-i586
2)Install jdk-6u20-windows-i586
3)To make sure that Windows can find the Java compiler and interpreter:
• Select Start -> Computer -> System Properties -> Advanced system settings -> Environment Variables -> System variables -> Path.
• [ In Vista, select Start -> My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables -> System variables -> PATH. ]
• [ In Windows XP, Select Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables -> System variables -> PATH. ]
• [ In Windows 7, Select Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced system settings -> Environment Variables -> System variables -> PATH. ]
4)Paste C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_20\bin; to the beginning of the Variable value
5)Click OK
6)This could solve your problem very well.

Please read my article on how to install How to Install Eclipse Ide for Java Developers

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