Java 2 Standard Edition SDK (J2SE SDK)

To develop desktop Java applications or if you need a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) you can use the Java 2 Standard Edition Software Development Kit (J2SE SDK).

The latest J2SE SDK version can be downloaded from:

Installing Java SE 6


Operating system used
Windows Vista Home Premium SP 1

Software prerequisites

  1. If you use Windows Vista, disable the User Account Control feature.

  2. Download and execute jdk-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe (JDK 6 Update 7)

  3. Add the bin directory to your path, goto:
    Control Panel, Select "Advanced system settings", select tab Advanced and click button "Environment Variables".
    Add the bin path in the System variables:
    e.g.: PATH=%PATH%;C:\Tools\java\jdk1.6.0_07\bin;
    Note: Make sure that the Java path setting is put at the end of the other path settings.

  4. To check if Java SE 6 is installed correctly, open a DOS window and type: java -version
    You should see:
    java version "1.6.0_07"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_07-b06)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 10.0-b23, mixed mode, sharing)

  5. The downloaded SDK does not contain the Java SE 6 documentation, first download and unzip

  6. Move the unzipped docs directory to the jdk1.6.0 location, e.g.: C:\Tools\java\jdk1.6.0_07\docs

  7. Read the documentation, e.g.: C:\Tools\java\jdk1.6.0_07\docs\index.html