In Windows, How Can One Configure The Environment Variables For Java?

To set the environment variables for Java in Windows, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Control Panel on your Windows machine.
  2. Go to System and Security -> System.
  3. Click on the "Advanced system settings" link on the left-hand side.
  4. In the System Properties window, click on the "Environment Variables" button.
  5. In the Environment Variables window, you will see two sections: User variables and System variables.
  6. To set the environment variable for Java, click on the "New" button under the "System variables" section.
  7. Enter the name of the variable as "JAVA_HOME".
  8. In the "Variable value" field, enter the path to your Java installation directory. For example, "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_211".
  9. Click on the "OK" button to save the variable.
  10. Under the "System variables" section, find the "Path" variable and click on the "Edit" button.
  11. In the "Edit environment variable" window, click on the "New" button and enter "%JAVA_HOME%\bin".
  12. Click on the "OK" button to save the changes.
  13. Close all the windows.

After setting the environment variables, you will need to restart any command prompt or IDE that you are using for the changes to take effect. You can now use Java commands and run Java programs from any location in the command prompt or IDE.

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