How to Install Java onto your system for high school students                              (as of 10/20/11)

 

1.         In your browser enter the URL: Java SE

 

2.         In the middle column, choose: Java SE 6 Update 29  and click the Download JDK button.

 

3.         Accept the License Agreement and choose the correct platform (Windows), and click the Download button..  You will be downloading the file jdk-6u29-windows-i586.exe.

 

4.         Save the file (somewhere where you know where you saved it since you will need to run it).

 

5.         Double-click the installer and follow the instructions.

 

6.         You now need to tell your computer where it can find the import Java files. The best instructions to complete your installation can be found at the Sun site:

 

                        You need to add C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin; to the PATH variable. How you do this will depend on what operating system you are using. 

 

                        i)          In Windows 95/98 add or change the PATH statement in the autoexec.bat file

                                    PATH current items; C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin

                        ii)         In Windows NT  - Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Environment Vars, New or Edit: Add:

                                                ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click Set or OK

                        iii)         In Windows 2000 - Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Advanced: New or Edit :

                                                Add: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click OK

                        iv)        In Windows ME - Start, Run, type msconfig, highlight Path, edit, add

                                                ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click OK

                        v)         In Windows XP - Start, Control Panel, double click System icon, open System Control Panel,

                                                 Advanced, click "Environment Variables", highlight Path, edit, add to path:

                                                                        ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click OK

                        vi)        In Windows Vista - Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, System,  

                                                Advanced system settings, click "Environment Variables", highlight Path, edit, add to path:     

                                                                        ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click OK

                                                                                            or

                                                Click Start, right-click Computer and choose Properties,

                                                Advanced system settings, click "Environment Variables", highlight Path, edit, add to path:     

                                                                        ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click OK

 

                        vii)        Windows 7 - Start, Control Panel, System and Security, System,  

                                                Advanced system settings (left column), click "Environment Variables", highlight Path, edit, add to path:     

                                                                        ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click OK

                                                                                            or

                                                Click Start, right-click Computer and choose Properties,

                                                Advanced system settings, click "Environment Variables", highlight Path, edit, add to path:     

                                                                        ;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin Click OK

 

                        Note:  I had to use  ;C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\bin since I had installed the 64 bit version previously.  This is probably not the case for you.

 

 

            7.         The CLASSPATH variable also needs to be modified. The best instructions to set the classpath variable can be found at the Sun site:

 

                         http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/tools/windows/classpath.html

                                    (search for: Using the CLASSPATH environment variable)       

           

            On my system I had to add the classpath variable to the Environment by clicking new and set it to:

 

                        C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29\jre\lib;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_29;.;

 

 8.       You may have to reboot your computer when the installation is complete.

 

Test to see if your installation is working

 

After you've rebooted, in Notepad enter the following program:

 

      public class hello

      {

            public static void main(String[] args)

            {

                  System.out.println("Hello World!");

            }

      }

 

Save it as hello.java in the C:\ directory

 

9.        Start, run, command

 

10.       Enter: cd .. as many time as it take to get to C:\>  (this should be the folder where you stored hello.java)

 

11.       Enter: javac hello.java

            There should be a slight pause and the another C:\> should appear

 

12.       Enter: java hello

 

13.       Your program should print out: Hello world!

 

14.       Enter: exit to close the DOS window

 

Congratulation - you now have Java running on your system.

 

How to Install BlueJ onto your system

 

0.         Install BlueJ only after you've successfully installed Java.

1.         Go to http://www.bluej.org/download/download.html to download the latest version of BlueJ (version 3.0.5)

or

Go to http://www.bluej.org/download/download-old.html to download an old version.

2.         Once you have loaded the file, go to the Installation Instructions.

 

How to Install TextPad onto your system

0.         Install TextPad only after you've successfully installed Java.

 

1.         You may download a trial version of it from:

           

                        http://www.textpad.com

 

2.         Click: Download menu on the top of the page.

 

3.        Please note, this is not freeware.  After you evaluate it, you are expected to pay for your copy.

 

4.        After you have installed Textpad, you may have to go to Configure, Preferences, Tools, Add

            To get control-1 to work for compiling, control-2 to execute a program.

  

 

 


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