Java Tools Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Notes
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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:

C:\>\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

 Installing J2SE 1.6.0 on Windows

Installing J2SE 1.5.0 on Windows

Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.5.0 on Windows

 Testing J2SE 1.5.0 Installation

 'javac' - The Java Program Compiler

 'java' - The Java Program Launcher

 'jdb' - The Java Debugger

 'jconsole' - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 'jstat' - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

 'jar' - The JAR File Tool

 'javap' - The Java Class File Disassembler

 'keytool' - Public Key Certificate Tool

 'native2ascii' - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter


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Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2013
Downloading and Installing J2SE 1.5.0 on Windows