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Help I can't figure out how to install java jdk 7

jacob reckhard
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I can't figure out how to install java jdk 7
I have downloaded the required files but don't know how to install it
Stephan van Hulst
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What have you downloaded, what have you tried, and where have you stranded?


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jacob reckhard
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I have downloaded the jdk-7u3-windows-x64.exe file I clicked on it to run it said it installed but i couldn't use it.
jacob reckhard
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i read somewhere that you need to do something with a bin directory and the PATH environment variable but i dont know what
Stephan van Hulst
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Yes, you should add the path of your jdk's bin folder to the PATH variable. Search for PATH variable on our forum and I'm sure you'll find a thread that explains how to do it.

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jacob reckhard
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Thanks
Jesper de Jong
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Please TellTheDetails when you have a problem. Don't just say "it didn't work" or "I couldn't use it". Explain in detail what you did, what happened, what error messages you got, and what you don't understand - then we can help you much quicker.


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