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maximus desimus
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hi, i need assistance. I am at the earliest stage of learning java. I am having problems with the initial use of java to test the running of the installed software.

In particular, I am having 'Compiler Problems'. I am getting the following message coming up ''javac' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file'

I am following the instructions on the following page 'http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/getStarted/problems/index.html', but I have become stuck. Can you please assist

Can you please spell out for me (im sorry its gonna have to be in a very simple way!!!) exactly the steps I take when I go into Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, Environment Variables - what do I do next??? Can you please break it down for me in to step by step actions. Please do not provide a link to any page, just explain it to me!!! Im sure when I get over this hurdle, I will start enjoying Java more, but at the moment it is becoming very frustrating!!
 
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maximus desimus wrote:
Can you please spell out for me (im sorry its gonna have to be in a very simple way!!!) exactly the steps I take when I go into Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, Environment Variables - what do I do next??? Can you please break it down for me in to step by step actions. Please do not provide a link to any page, just explain it to me!!!


The page that you linked to and that you said you're using does spell out exactly what to do. I can't imagine how to explain it any more clearly, simply, or precisely than that without details from you about what specifically you didn't understand.

One thing that may or may not be mentioned there is that after you follow those steps, you have to start a new command prompt. If you're trying to use one that you started before adding the JDK's bin directory to your path, it won't know about that change.
 
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You will find instructions in our FAQ. The common problems page does not actually give the solution, but points to the installation instructions. Follow those instructions (one or the other; they differ slightly, but both will work).
 
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