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Not able to run java

 
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i am trying to run javac on XP but unable to do it I have set the path and classpath variables but still its not running. Can someone help me out plz.
 
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What is the error message?
 
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Could you be more specific?

Are you getting "javac is not a recognized program" or something like that, or are you geting a NoClassDefFoundError?
 
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javac is not a recognized as an internal or external command, operable or batch file . I have set the path as C:\Program Files\java\jre1.5.0_06\bin; and classpath also.
 
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The JRE does not contain javac. You need to download the JDK.
 
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shld i need to install it again? shld i download it from sun.com
 
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Well if you only have the JRE, you won't be able to compile programs. You need to download the JDK. You can find the latest version at java.sun.com
 
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