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Thread: Javac Errors At Command Prompt

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    Default Javac Errors At Command Prompt

    I got this working in XP, but now that I'm using Windows 8, Javac isn't recognizable or something...

    Where did I go wrong?

    I noticed that when I get into the command prompt, it doesn't say " users, then my name ". It says system 32 or something similar. Please give me the right steps. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Javac Errors At Command Prompt

    Welcome to the forum, SecTech.

    What are you trying to achieve? Please consider copying and pasting the complete error.

    System 32 is a directory in all Windows OS versions containing important system files. It should not be altered, since you can damage your hardware. You probably know what the "Javac" command does. It is the main compiler for Java. Chances are that your system does not have Java and or JDK installed. It has not been included in the standard Windows/Mac package since 2011, anyways.

    Download Java and JDK. Configure your environment paths. If you don't know how to do that, feel free to ask. If you liked my answer, consider thanking me by clicking "thanks" to the left.

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