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'Java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file: fix it now!

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with this issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About this issue

The error message “'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command” may appear when you try to open a Java program or run the Activiti BPM tools. The reasons for this problem are completely different, including the wrong path to the java.exe file. Here's how you can deal with the “not recognized command” error.

Java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file: fix

Adjust system preferences

First, change the path to the system variable as follows:

Press “Windows Key + R,” in the Run window, type “control,” and click “OK.” Once the control panel opens, navigate to advanced system settings and click on the “View advanced system settings” option. Next, go to the window "System Properties", where you open the "Advanced" tab and click the "Environment Variables" button. Go to the "System Variables" section and select the "Path" option. Now click on the “Edit” button and in the variable values editor click "Create". Then enter the following path:

“C: Java program files jdk1.7.0_72bin” and click “OK” to save the changes. Close all open windows and restart Command Prompt and check for improvements.

Make sure you are using the correct and latest Java version. Follow the path:

C: Java Program Files; obtain the required version, add in your path directory bin. Note: do not do anything else in the variable path editor.

Download proper software

Your Java version may not be compatible with your Windows OS. Be sure to fix this:

  • if you have 64-bit Windows 10, download and install 64-bit Java.
  • If you have 32-bit Windows 10, please install a 32-bit version of the Java program.
  • you can also install both Java versions to use 32-bit or 64-bit.

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