"Welcome to the world of Java programming". This video tutorial shows you how to download and configure JDK 7 on your windows 7 computer.
First of all you have to download and install JDK 7 on your computer. To make your computer ready for Java Programming you will have to follow three basic steps:
Downloading JDK 7.
To download JDK, visit http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html and click on to Java SE link. Scroll down to JAVA PLATFORM, STANDARD EDITION, where you will find JDK Download link and JRE Download link. Click on "JDK Download" link to proceed.
You must accept the licence agreement to download JDK, Click on "Accept Licence Agreement" box.
Once you accept the licence agreement, you can select the operating system from the list for which you want to install JDK.
We are selecting Windows 7, 64 bit here as an example. To select, for windows7, 64 bit, click on 'jdk-7u7-windows-x64.exe'.
Click on 'Save the file' button and the download will start automatically. The download can take few minutes depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
Once the JDK installer has been downloaded, you are finished with the first step of downloading JDK.
Now, move to the second step, which is installing JDK on your computer.
Go to the directory where the downloaded file has been saved and double click on the executable file. The installation process will begin automatically and can take 10 to 15 minutes, depending upon the speed of your computer.
Click on 'Next' button and the installer will show you the path where the program will be installed. However, you can also change the path by clicking on change button or you may continue without changing as done here.
Click on 'Next' button and wait for the status to complete and then click on 'Next' button. Click to 'Close' button and you are completed with the second step that is 'installation'.
To configure JDK on your computer, go to 'My Computer' and then to 'Program files'. Click on the 'Java folder'. Now, click on 'Jdk1-7.0-07' folder and then to 'bin' folder and copy the path of the folder from the address bar. If you have installed the java in a different directory then go to that directory and copy the path.
Now, Right click on 'My computer' and go to 'Properties'. Go to 'Advance System Setting' and click to 'Environment Variables'. Select 'Path' from the list of variables and click on 'Edit' and then paste the path of JDK 'bin' folder.
Click on "OK' button and again on "OK".
Now to check whether JDK has been installed properly, go to the command prompt and type "java" which will confirm the installation and configuration. To check the version of the JDK installed, type 'java- version' and the version of java installed on your computer will be displayed as in this its java-7.
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