Archived: Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.5.0 on Windows

This section provides tutorial example on how to download and install J2SE (JDK - Java Development Kit) 1.5.0.

Here is what I did to download and install JDK 1.5.0 on my Windows system:

1. Go to

2. Click the "Download JDK" hyper link.

3. Follow the instructions on the Web pages to download jdk-1_5_0-windows-i586.exe to a working directory on your hard disk. This file is about 45 MB.

4. Double click on the file name: jdk-1_5_0-windows-i586.exe in the working directory in the File Explorer.

5. Follow the instruction on the installation window to finish the installation. Remember to specify the target directory as: \j2sdk1.5.0.

6. Open a command window to try the java command. If you are getting the following output, you know your installation is done correctly:

herong> \j2sdk1.5.0\bin\java -version

java version "1.5.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0-b64)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0-b64, mixed mode)

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

 Java Tools Included in JDK

 javac - The Java Program Compiler

 java - The Java Program Launcher

 jar - The JAR File Tool

 jlink - The JRE Linker

 jmod - The JMOD File Tool

 jimage - The JIMAGE File Tool

 jpackage - Binary Package Builder

 javadoc - The Java Document Generator

 jdeps - The Java Class Dependency Analyzer

 jdeprscan - The Java Deprecated API Scanner

 jdb - The Java Debugger

 jcmd - The JVM Diagnostic Tool

 jconsole - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 jstat - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 jhsdb - The Java HotSpot Debugger

 jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool

 jmc - Java Mission Control

 javap - The Java Class File Disassembler

 keytool - Public Key Certificate Tool

 jarsigner - JAR File Signer

 jshell - Java Language Shell

 jrunscript - Script Code Shell

 Miscellaneous Tools

 native2ascii - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter

 JAB (Java Access Bridge) for Windows

Archived Tutorials

 Installing JDK 15 on macOS

 Archived: Installing JDK 12 on Windows

 Archived: Installing JDK 10 on Windows

 Archived: Downloading and Installing Java 8

 Archived: Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows

 Archived: JDK 1.6 keytool - keystore File Tool

Archived: Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.5.0 on Windows

 Archived: JDK 1.5 keytool - keystore File Tool


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