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Conny Schmitt

Joined: Oct 11, 2008
Posts: 1
Hi. I�m new to this stuff and tried to install this Java programm on my PC.
I downloaded it from but there�s nothing on my desktop after i installed it. What am I to do?
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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The Java SDK is not a program you run from the desktop, it is a collection of programs such as the compiler and the Java runtime engine.

Your installed directory should contain a README.html - start there.

Nitesh Kant

Joined: Feb 25, 2007
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BTW, CarefullyChooseOneForum while posting.
This belongs more to a Java In General(Beginners) forum.

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 44433
Now you have arrived in beginner's, welcome ( ) and read these sections of the Java Tutorials, noting the "common problems" section for when things go wrong.
I presume you have got the JDK installed already.
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 44433
In addition to what the Tutorials say: it is probably a good idea to make a "java" folder somewhere and keep your programs in that. Notepad isn't very good for programming; Notepad++ and Notepad2 are much better.
I agree. Here's the link:
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