@ Alan Smith: Thanks for the suggestion.
However, it doesn't come with Java itself does it?
@ Campbell Ritchie: Thanks!
It seems that FAQ sets paths to the JDK installation after its installed.
I can't even install it.
I click the download, and it starts installing, but then shows the error message.
Am I using the wrong install file?
Can I set paths before installing?
Should I reinstall the JRE?
Do I need javac installed?
I ask all of this because I really don't know where to start.
Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Welcome to the Ranch (if you haven’t been welcomed already).
No, don’t install the JRE; you don’t need that, because all its components are already in the JDK.
It can do no harm to reinstall the JDK; you might as well use JDK7u3. That includes javac.
Have a look at this thread and see whether there is anything useful there (there might be nothing useful for you).
I presume you have administrator privileges, etc etc.
What sort of error messages are you getting when you try installation?
Today (2014-08-31) the same problem persists with
java_ee_sdk-7-jdk7-windows-x64-ml.exe (JavaSE deinstalled)
as well as with jdk-8u20-windows-x64.exe (JavaSE),
both downloaded today.
System: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit, autoupdating