How to setup java on windows
This is a step-by-step guide to install java (JRE) on windows machine.
Step-1 Download Java
Download the appropriate JRE package from oracle, choose the package which suits your windows specifications (x86 for 32 bits) (x64 for 64 bits).
P.S: if you install x86 version on 64 bit environment, java may not consume the dedicated amount of memory, it happened to me one day, when i installed java x86 on 64 bit environment by mistake and i kept hours investigating why java is not consuming the 2 GB memory which i assign to it.
Step-2 Install Java
After downloading the .exe file, just install it using the default instructions.
When the installation completes, java should be installed at “C:\Program Files\Java”.
Step-3 Configure JAVA_HOME
The final step is to define the JAVA_HOME environment variable which is used by windows in order to run java applications.
Open the Advanced system settings and set the JAVA_HOME environment variable as the following: