JavaTM SE 6 Release Notes

JRE Installation for Microsoft Windows (64-bit)

JDK Documentation

System Requirements

System Configurations

Installation Instructions

This procedure installs the Java SE Runtime Environment, but not the Java Plugin or Java Web Start (which are not yet available for 64-bit Windows). The Java SE Runtime Environment for Windows 64-bit comes bundled in the install formats whose filename is given here:

  • Self-extracting binary: jre-1_6_0_<version>-windows-x64.exe

32-bit Windows installation

The following are some of the known issues when you install a 32 -bit JRE on a 64- bit Windows architecture machine:

  • Online Installation and Java Update features are not applicable to 64-bit architecture.
  • The public JRE installed with the 32-bit JRE is not registered. You must set the PATH environment variable to point to JAVA_HOME \bin to register the JRE.