How to configure Java variables in Windows XP

To set Java variables in Windows XP:

  1. Open properties of My Computer
  2. Go to the Advanced tab
  3. Click Environment Variables button
  4. Under System variables click New button
  5. and set the following:
    Variable name: JAVA_HOME
    Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7
  6. Click OK button and create the next variable as following:Variable name: JRE_HOME
    Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7
  7. Confirm the dialog and close the windows by clicking OK button
  8. Re-open command prompt and check if works
  9. If not, log off and re-login

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