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"Setting the JAVA_HOME and PATH environment variables" problem (newbie)

 
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Hallo, i'm new to java and i'm here thanks to the head first book. I followed the instruction in the FAQ but after set the java_home et cetera windows only recognize the java command, not the javac. Where i did wrong?
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You are probably including the path to your JRE instead of your JDK in your PATH. A JRE is just the runtime engine, while the JDK also includes the compiler and other dev tools. When you do a simple search on this forum, you should be able to find an answer.

Here are some useful threads:
Environment variable
Need guidance on how to get Javac compile to execute
Issues with checking that my JDK is configured properly
 
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