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java SDK will not install

 
Randall Twede
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I downloaded it twice. both times when I try to run it, it starts extracting, then I get an error message saying ERROR: could not find the required version of the java 2 runtime environment in '(null)'

I click the OK button and it extracts some more, then I get a message from windows saying it is not running and windows shuts it down.

any suggestions? I wouldn't think I need to get the runtime separately first, but maybe that's the case?

I suppose if all else fails I can try getting just the JDK instead
 
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While I don't know what causes those problems, isn't the JDK what you want to get anyway? You want to do development with it, no?
 
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You doubtless already know how to install the JDK. You download the 7 update 45 JDK here, then you follow the installation instructions. You can find an example in our FAQ. Remember you need to set the PATH environment variable.
 
Randall Twede
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I guess I wasn't completely clear. I downloaded Java EE 7 SDK with JDK 7 U40
I guess I will try getting and installing the runtime environment first then try installing again.
if that doesn't work I will get the JDK by itself without EE and try that.

I don't know why they have to write error messages in geekinese

I decided to get the JDK. hopefully it will install correctly. I probably won't need EE anyway.
the JDK works fine. apparently there is a problem with the EE + JDK download file.
 
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