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Windows 10 and Java problem

asked 2019-02-22 18:24:37 +0200

BigStereo62 gravatar image

I'm running Windows 10 on a 6-month old HP Envy laptop. I have the current version of LibreOffice.

I want to create a database but I receive a message that a Java Runtime Environment cannot be found. I have downloaded the latest JRE. Why can't Base find the JRE? Do I have to manually tell LibreOffice/Base where the JRE is located?

I have two drives in the laptop. The C: drive is a 500GB SSD where I install programs. The E: drive is where I store data. Is this part of the problem?

What is the filename of the JRE? I can search for it if I know the filename.

If you need more information please let me know.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time and efforts!

Dave

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answered 2019-02-22 18:48:07 +0200

Ratslinger gravatar image

Hello,

Please see answer in this post -> on firefox and have loaded java 32.

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Hi @Ratslinger! I've just started this new FAQ. Since I don't have macOS at hand, I only created a stub there, and would be grateful if you helped to make it useful. Thanks!

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-23 09:28:18 +0200 )edit

@Mike Kaganski, Sorry but Mac is not in my background. Haven't even touched an Apple computer in probably 40 years or held an i-phone in over 5. Most of my Java answers originated from posts originally by @oweng, @m.a.riosv, and @regina with some Mac info (if correctly remembered) from charlie.it

Probably the post I find most relevant to Mac and its' peculiar situation is:

Still can't find Java installation

and what may be of some help, an answer by @AndrewNZ:

Mac Java problem when creating a database

Other than the above, not certain where I can be of any help regarding Mac OS.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2019-02-23 19:53:22 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-02-22 22:33:46 +0200

BigStereo62 gravatar image

I don't see anything that says which download of Java is 32-bit and which is 64-bit. Am I missing something?

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Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-23 09:06:12 +0200 )edit

Hi Mike!

Thank you very much for the links! It looks to be working now. I had the 32-bit version of Java but needed the 64-bit version. What a concept, huh?

BigStereo62 gravatar imageBigStereo62 ( 2019-02-26 02:09:08 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-02-23 08:29:09 +0200

Giorgi gravatar image

updated 2019-02-23 08:30:00 +0200

Have you defined JAVA_HOME environment variable and added java bin folder in path environment variable? looks like system can't load JRE components.

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The user problem here is not with environment variables. Windows installations don't depend on those (unless some special configurations are used, which is not the case here); it's a usual problem where user installs 64-bit LibreOffice (rightfully offered by default on our site), and 32-bit Java (which is offered by default on java.com site, without a prominent advertising that its architecture is 32-bit, or how to download a different architecture); and then not paying close attention to the error messages issued by LibreOffice (which in recent versions explicitly mentions that it needs 64-bit JRE).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-23 08:37:34 +0200 )edit
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