'javac' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Ok cool Thank You I am in proccess of doing that I went through the downloads for java platforms i noticed this one has the java SE (jdk) marked .Java EE 5 SDK Update 4 (with JDK 6 U4) is the one i selected. then the sun down load manager said that i have three other
(jdk-6us-windows-i586-p-ift ) in red download failed as well as (j2sdk-1_4_2_13-nb-5_0-s) also down load failedas well as (j2sdk-1_4_2_13-nb-5_0-w also in red download failed do i just need a proper down load of java ?

Ok i have the down load com-pleted do i need to do anything with the proxies or Authinications

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Kenneth Rinderhagen>cd C:\java

C:\java>javac HelloWorldApp.java
'javac' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\java>

now what ?

any sugestions on wich Java or netbeans to down load for windows Laptop

ok i Actualy Deleted all my java downloads and installed all the java i could find again i am about ready to try it

ok i Actualy Deleted all my java downloads and installed all the java i could find again i am about ready to try it

First download appropraite jdk (ex. jdk 1.5 or 1.6).....
Install the exe file in ur local system...
By default it will be installed in c:\Program Files\Java\
After successfull installation, Set the class path...
You do this in environment variable...
Right Click My Computer--Properties--Advanced(Tab)--Environment variables--Press 'New' under User Variables For Admin--Provide Path under Variable name and Full path(ex.C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_02\bin; ) under variable value and Click OK...Again click OK..Now your path is set...
Now u can go to command prompt and type javac...When help files are displayed then path is set correctly else some problem in path....

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