I use eclipse a lot and this is like the 4th or so time i had to install a fresh copy to a new computer.
Problem is I keep having problems installing it since it always generate the Java Runtime Environment missing error and i cant remember how i did it the last time.
So for the last time, im documenting the installation process. I have a 64 bit Win 7 so if
you are using an x86 you may skip step 3-4.
1. Get a copy of eclipse. do the usual install.
2. On a fresh system you will get a runtime error telling you that you cant run Eclipse until you installed the Java JDK or JRE.
3 .Go to Sun/Oracle download page and if with luck, they might finally add the 64 bit JRE installer in their website. Problem is they dont have it there at the time of my installation so I have to scour the web for the installer.
I find it here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_jre_64/
There also one in CNET but its corrupted.
4. Install the JRE.
5. The easiest way to plug this in eclipse is by adding a shortcut to your desktop. Right click propertis -> target the add -vm "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe"
or depending on where you install the JRE
Thats it! Eclipse should work now!
What a pain huh?