Since this thread started I've just been thru my Win10 machine and cleaned out all the old java and installed IBM's free version.

Had to clean any java references from the registry - deleted some javaws stuff from C:\windows\system32

Added new location to Path Environment variable and JAVA_HOME - just loaded my Eclipse IDE and now it works.

Java home = C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk8u192-b12\bin

Path contains C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk8u192-b12\bin for user and system - make sure you remove any old references to java that you have removed.

Make sure if you are using eclipse that you have 32bit jdk and 32bit java (otherwise you will get JNI errors)

Good luck and goodbye Oracle..

Kevin Passey

On 11/12/2018 16:38, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
I get that there is no windows installation script for this so you have to
set the path to the jre.

When I do that is does not find the java command as a valid command.

If I CD into the .bin directory where the java.exe lives and run "java
-version" it just hangs.

Any thoughts on that

Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects

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On 12/11/2018 9:24 AM, Jeff Crosby wrote:
I must be dense. That's what I did, then selected the "Download JRE"
button. The zip file is:

which, when extracted, creates folder:


which in turn contains folder:


which contains folders bin, conf, legal, and lib, as well as a file
named release.

This should not be that hard.
That's the JRE. You'll find java.exe & javaw.exe in the bin directory.

You won't find javac.exe or any of the other tools required to develop java.


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