1.5. Installing and Configuring 32-bit Sun JDK 5.0 on Microsoft Windows

Procedure 1.2. Install Sun JDK on Microsoft Windows

  1. Download the Sun JDK 5.0 (Java 2 Development Kit) from Sun's website: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp. Choose "JDK 5.0 Update <x>" (where x is the latest update number) for download and then select your Windows Platform to perform the installation.
  2. Create an environment variable called JAVA_HOME that points to the JDK installation directory, for example: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_11\. To do this, open the Control Panel from the Start Menu, switch to Classic View if necessary, open the System Control Panel applet, select the Advanced Tab, and click on the Environment Variables button.
    In order to run java from the command line add the jre\bin directory to your path, for example: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_11\jre\bin.