Setting up JDK on your Windows computer

Well, this isn't exactly what you expect from a open source blogger to write on his blog.. but situation compels me,thats all I have to say.

The below tutorial guide you step by step from downloading Java from Oracle website, installing and doing the configuration to start-up with Java programming on your Windows PC.
  1. Go to
  2. Search “Java JDK”
  3. Most likely click the first link (which should be a download page: here is the current site:
  4. There should be four options to download (Java Platform JDK, JDK + JavaFX Bundle, JDK+ Java Beans, and JDK+ Java EE Bundle)  any of those options are fine to download, to follow along with this tutorial, just download the Java Platform JDK.
  5. Install like any other program, with all the default settings
  6. Click the Start Button (yes this is tutorial for Windows) and go to My Computer
  7. Click on the main hard-drive (for most it is C:)
  8. Click on the Program Files folder> Open up the folder called Java
  9. Click on the version of Java you downloaded (something like jdk1.7.0_03)
  10. Open the bin folder
  11. Inside the bin Folder look for the File called javac, and right-click on it and go to Properties
  12. A new window should pop up giving the properties of the javac, there should be an attribute called Location.  Find the and copy the path (example: “C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_03\bin”
  13. Now we have the Path Location, so Click the start button again and right-click on the “Computer” and open up the “Properties”.
  14. In the left side bar look for “Advanced system settings” and open that up (Click Continue)
  15. Towards the bottom of the popup, Click “Environment Variables…”
  16. Set up a new  User variable by clicking the top most “New..” button (under the “User variables for ")
  17. for the Variable name, type: Path
  18. and for the Variable value, paste your Location of the javac, for example:     C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_03\bin
  19. Click OK on all three popups and close your System settings panel as well.
  20. open up the command prompt again (Click start and type “cmd” in the search, press enter)
  21. Type “javac” in the command prompt and you are ready to start up with Java programming.. :)
Please leave a comment below for any other help / clarification...

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