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Help re installing JDK

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Carter Hayes

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Hello everone.

First of all, sorry If you've heard this before but I'm new to Java and would like to learn the language very much.

Anyway, I have Windows XP (sp2) installed and I downloaded the most recent JDK perfectly well, but seem to have constant problems when it comes to installing it correctly.

I have tried 5 times (All I wanted to do as a start was to try out the beginners "Hello World" tutorial).

I tink one of the problems I have is that when I go to edit my PATH enviroment variable the System variable states: C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:WINDOWS;...

but when I go to edit the Variable value it has %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem in it and I'm thinking maybe this is wrong?

Is: %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem supposed to be there as opposed to C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:WINDOWS;...?

Apparently %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem shouldn't be there atall, and is wrong and needs resetting?

Sorry if this sounds muddled but I cant seem to be able to do this, and from what I read on websites my variables as above are set wrongly in the first place?

Any help and advice would be great

Thanks, :whistling:
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I never needed to install the JDK. What compiler do you use? Most compilers ask where it is located, and if you enter the filepath, they work fine.
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