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Basic installation on Windows 7 [SOLVED] [message #718587] Wed, 24 August 2011 18:27 Go to next message
Bob Plantz is currently offline Bob Plantz
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I feel very stupid, but I cannot find basic instructions for installing Eclipse on my Windows 7 x86-64 machine. I've done development on many platforms over the past 40 years but am new to the Windows platform. My goal here is to play with Android development. ("Play" is one of the main perks of retirement.)

I can't find things like:
1. Which version of Java do I need? 32-bit or 64-bit?
2. Where should I put Java?
3. Which version of Eclipse do I need? 32-bit or 64-bit?
4. Where should I put Eclipse?

I have found instructions on the wiki for setting up eclipse.ini and things like that, but these are not of much use until I can get the basic setup right.

[Updated on: Wed, 24 August 2011 21:17]

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Re: Basic installation on Windows 7 [message #718589 is a reply to message #718587] Wed, 24 August 2011 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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On 24-Aug-11 12:27, Bob Plantz wrote:
> I feel very stupid, but I cannot find basic instructions for installing
> Eclipse on my Windows 7 x86-64 machine. I've done development on many
> platforms over the past 40 years but am new to the Windows platform. My
> goal here is to play with Android development. ("Play" is one of the
> main perks of retirement.)
>
> I can't find things like:
> 1. Which version of Java do I need? 32-bit or 64-bit?
> 2. Where should I put Java?
> 3. Which version of Eclipse do I need? 32-bit or 64-bit?
> 4. Where should I put Eclipse?
>
> I have found instructions on the wiki for setting up eclipse.ini and
> things like that, but these are not of much use until I can get the
> basic setup right.

It's a little old, but you might peruse my article here:

http://www.javahotchocolate.com/tutorials/eclipse-summary.html
Re: Basic installation on Windows 7 [message #718590 is a reply to message #718587] Wed, 24 August 2011 18:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David Wegener
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The bitedness of Eclipse and Java have to match. Installing Eclipse is a matter of unzipping to a directory on your computer (I would recommend you install in c:\eclipse). You need to install Java using the Oracle install procedures.

There are installation links under the Installing Eclipse section on the Eclipse download page.
Re: Basic installation on Windows 7 [message #718621 is a reply to message #718590] Wed, 24 August 2011 21:16 Go to previous message
Bob Plantz is currently offline Bob Plantz
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Thanks for the help. It is now working.
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