I am trying to install JAI into Netbeans IDE 7.12 on a 64 bit Windows 7 system and don't seem to be getting it done correctly. I am new to Java, so this may be part of the problem. Here's what I have done so far:
 I downloaded the JAI executable files:
 Double-clicked on the jai-1_1_3-lib-windows-i586.exe. Thru the doc say it would install at
This step I think is where the problem is. Firstly, you shouldn't be adding anything from the JRE or JDK. There is stuff in there to go into the PATH (where executables reside), but what you're dealing with here is the CLASSPATH (where Java libraries reside). Secondly, while I'm not sure how JAI organizes its classes (or how NetBeans expects them to be added), I'm guessing that you need to add the actual jar files that make up JAI, however many there may be - and not the directories in which these jar files reside.