Originally posted by Tony Lavalle: I have two problems, first one i try to install java on my vista ultimate 64bit, machine but cannot figure out how come i cannot get java -version to run...
Hmmm... I thought this was a PATH issue, but I checked the installation instructions for Windows 64-bit which say, "This procedure installs the JDK, but not the Java Plugin, Java Web Start or public Java Runtime Environment (which are not yet available for 64-bit Windows)."
I don't know what this means. Does Java not yet run on 64-bit Windows machines?
Until someone can clarify, I suggest making sure you've updated your PATH variable. See step 4 of the 32-bit installation instructions, and let us know how it goes.
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I gues i had the path wrong not sure how.
I used the system variable JAVA_HOME
and used the C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_04\bin\ as my info for the variable
then int he path i used, now this could be wrong %JAVA_HOME%
Originally posted by Tony Lavalle: one more question on install and configure of java for vista. What would be the most generic classpath setup for me.
The most "generic" approach is to not set any system CLASSPATH at all. If no CLASSPATH is specified, then Java will look in the current directory by default, and that should be sufficient. (If you do set a system CLASSPATH, make sure it includes a dot (.) to represent the current directory.)