Installing Eclipse IDE on Windows 7

Eclipse is a programmer’s text editor originally developed by IBM.

When you try to install and launch the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) on Windows 7, it may tell you that it can’t find Java or JRE (Java Runtime Environment). After you install Java from it may STILL tell you that it can’t find Java or JRE.

Here is the secret: If you are running 64-bit Windows 7, you will need to install BOTH 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Java. You can get the Java downloads here. The problem is that Eclipse (or the Yoxos Eclipse installer) do NOT tell you that you need both, or what the problem is. They only tell you that they can’t find Java.