We will first download, install and configure the J2SE development environment.
Downloading and Installing J2SE Software on Windows Platform
To download J2SE for development visit http://www.java.sun.com/j2se and download J2SE on your machine. In this tutorial we have used jdk-1_5_0_06-windows-i586.exe.The java 2Platform or (JDK) can be downloaded from the sun. Formerly Known as the java Development kit ,or JDK, Downloading java is really about downloading the java 2 plat form that comes in three editions , J2ME, J2SE and J2EE , if you are learning java, then, you should start by downloading J2EE.
Once you have downloaded the j2se on your system, you are ready to install . In the following section we will learn how to install jdk development environment on your machine. here are the step to install JDK on your windows machine.
Double click the JDK down loaded file, the executable extracts the required Contents to the temporary directory and then License agreement screen appears. On the license agreement page read and accept the license and the click the next button .
The custom setup screen appears as follows.
Click on the change button to change the installation directory to “c:\jdk1.5.0_06” as shown in the following screen.
and click on the “OK” button. After clicking on the “OK” button installation begins.
In the next window installer asks for the installing the runtime as shown in the following screen:
Click on next button install the J2SE runtime on your machine. Next screen shows the browser selection
Once the installation is finished it shows you the final screen indications the success. Now you have successfully installed J2SE on your machine. Installer shows the following final confirmation window as shown below
Click on the “Finish” button to exit from the installer