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Java Development Kit (JDK) Installation Guide
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About This Article

This article elaborates steps for installing and uninstalling of Java SE Development Kit(JDK)


Scope:

This article is targeted for all novice users.


References:

1. JDK Installation for Microsoft Windows:

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/install/jdk/install-windows.html


Abbreviations:

JRE Java Runtime Environment
JDK Java Development Kit
SDK Software Development Kit


Introduction

Java SE Development Kit (JDK) is used for developing applications, applets and components using the Java programming language. JDK contains collection of runtime environment, development tools, additional libraries, sample applications, applets, and C header files to make up the Java Development Environment.



System Requirements

Minimum software and hardware requirements for installing JDK are:


Software Requirements:


-Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP

 

-This installation requires Windows Installer 2.0

 

Hardware Requirements:


-562 MB hard disk space


-512 MB system RAM


Note: This installation has been tested with Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3.



Installation Steps

In order to install Java SE Development Kit (JDK), follow the steps mentioned below:


Download JDK Installer:

Download the installation file for your Windows platform from the link:

The downloaded file will be of the form jdk-<version>-windows-i586-p.exe where version can be 6u10.


The downloaded file might have a name similar to jdk-6u10-windows-i586-p.exe or other depending on the operating system.



Note: Here jdk-6u10-windows-i586-p.exe is used for illustrating JDK installation.



Run JDK Installer

Step 1:
Double click on the received executable file to run the JDK Installer. "Security Warning" dialog box appears as shown in Figure 1. To run the installation, click  Run button or to exit setup, click  Cancel  button.
 

 

Step 2:
After clicking  Run button "License Agreement" dialog box appears as shown in Figure 2. Read the License Agreement carefully. To accept the agreement, click  Accept >  button else click  Decline  button to deny the License Agreement and/or exit setup.
 

 

Step 3:
On accepting the License Agreement, "Custom Setup" dialog box appears as shown in Figure 3. Custom Setup dialog box provides the option for selecting the program features. Click  Change...  button to change the location for installing JDK. Click  <Back  button to go back to the previous dialog box. Click  Cancel  button to exit.
 

 

Step 4:
After clicking  Next >  button, "Destination Folder" dialog box appears as shown in Figure 4. Click  Change...  button to change the "Destination Folder" for JRE installation. Click  Cancel  button to exit setup.
 

 

Step 5:
After clicking  Next >  button, installation begins and JDK Installation "Complete" dialog box appears after completion as shown in Figure 5. Click  Finish  button to complete the installation.
 

 

Congratulations! On successful installation of JDK.  Now, you can install Samsung SDK. Please refer for more tutorials in Getting Started section under Knowledge Base



Uninstalling the JDK: 


Caution: Following steps will uninstall the JDK.


Steps to uninstall the JDK:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
2. Select Java SE Developement kit  from the list of programs installed.
3. Click on  Remove  button to uninstall the JDK.



Downloads

This article can also be downloaded in Word Document and PDF format. Click on the following link to download:
Java Development Kit Installation Guide
 

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