This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
These are the list of things i did to install the jdk but could not/did not know to run it on the cmd prompt.: downloaded the jdk-1_5_15-windows-i586-p-iftw as it says on the icon. gave the install instructions.
Now i am not able to run the programs on the cmd prompt, i also gave the user and system path variables in the system properties as C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_15\bin for the VALUE option as suggested on the sun website for installation