Eclipse won't open

DriftLV1

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Every time I try to open up Eclipse it says: "A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse. No Java virtual machine was found after searching the following locations:
C:\Eclipse\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe
javaw.exe in your current PATH"

Google has offered me no help, because the only answers to this problem I've seen are so complicated and don't make any sense, nor do they have any instructions (which aggravates me, why do they assume everyone knows how to do all that?).

Also is it weird that in my eclipse folder there is no jre? So is it just searching somewhere that doesn't even exist?
 

dmitche3

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Hm, it's been a while. There is an environment variable that needs to be set.
JAVA_HOME should point to your Java JDK Installation. ( well, I have the JDK installed).
Your PATH should include Eclipse and Maven,etc. I also have the Java JRE there too. That might be an error or not.

I assumed that you installed Java separately from Eclipse? ( a must)
 

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