System/Installation/J602/Windows

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Overview   Platforms: Windows · Linux · Mac · PocketPC   Other: Special Installations

Standard Install

Run the installer, choose the Standard option and click Next. The Installer then:

    • unzips J installation into user's <HOME> folder.
    • creates the Program Group j602 (j64-602 for Win64) on the user's Start menu

So a user called Geoff installing 32bit J version 6.02 on WindowsXP would end up with the following path to the <Jinstall> folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\Geoff\j602

System Install

To run a System install the user needs to have Administrator privileges. On Windows Vista you must right click on the installer and choose "Run as Administrator" to successfully run a System Install.

Run the installer, choose the System option and click Next. The Installer then:

    • unzips J installation into the <SYSTEM> folder.
    • creates the Program Group j602 (j64-602 for Win64) on the All Users Start menu

So a user called Geoff installing 32bit J version 6.02 on WindowsXP would end up with the following path to the <Jinstall> folder:

C:\Program Files\j602

Custom Install

Run the installer, choose the Custom option and click Next. Choose the folder to contain <Jinstall> and click OK. The Installer then:

    • unzips J installation into the chosen folder.
    • creates the Program Group j602 (j64-602 for Win64) on the user's Start menu

So a user called Geoff who chose to install 32bit J version 6.02 on WindowsXP in D:\Coding would end up with the following path to the <Jinstall> folder:

D:\Coding\j602

To make a Custom Install available to multiple users see Special Installations.
To create a USB installation see Special Installations.

Running J

The first time a user runs a JFE, the <Juser> folder will be created in the user's <HOME> folder. The path to the Geoff's <Juser> folder in the examples described above would be:

C:\Documents and Settings\Geoff\j602-user

If you wish to customize the location of the <Juser> folder, it is easiest to do this before running J for the first time.

The program group contains three colored J icons (blue, yellow and gray).

The blue J icon runs Jwdw.
The gray J icon runs Jconsole (Ctrl+D exits).
The yellow J icon interrupts a running J program.

To register the J COM servers, run <Jinstall>/bin/jreg.bat

If you wish to run Jwdp on Windows, follow these instructions.