3.7.2. Installing the Required Software Manually

This section explains how to manually install the following software:

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (64 bit): Download and install using the defaults.

  • Microsoft.NET framework 4.0: Download and install using the defaults.

  • Java JDK

  • Python

     To manually install Oracle Java JDK:

    1. Download the Oracle JDK and install to a directory that contains no whitespace in the path, such as C:\Java.

    2. Open the Control Panel -> System pane and click on Advanced system settings.

    3. Click Advanced.

    4. Click Environment Variables.

    5. Add a system environment variable, JAVA_HOME:

      1. Under System variables, click New.

      2. Enter the Variable Name as JAVA_HOME.

      3. Enter the Value as the installation path for the Java Development Kit, such as C:\Java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin.

      4. Click OK.

      5. To validate the setting, open a DOS cli and type:

        echo %JAVA_HOME%
        C:\Java\jdk1.7.0_45\ 

        The path to the Java installation is returned.

    6. Update the PATH environment variable. Using Administrator privileges:

      1. Under System Variables, find PATH and click Edit.

      2. After the last entry in the Path value, enter a semi-colon and the installation path to the JDK, such as ;C:\Java\jdk1.7.0_45..

      3. Click OK.

      4. To validate the setting, open a DOS cli and type:

        Java -version
        java version "1.7.0"
        ...

        The Java version and details is returned.

    7. Click OK to close the Environment Variables dialog box.

     To manually install Python:

    1. Download Python from here and install to a directory that contains no whitespace in the path, such as C:\Python.

    2. Update the PATH environment variable. Using Administrator privileges:

      1. Open the Control Panel -> System pane and click on the Advanced system settings link.

      2. Click on the Advanced tab.

      3. Click the Environment Variables button.

      4. Under System Variables, find PATH and click Edit.

      5. After the last entry in the Path value, enter a semi-colon and the installation path to the Python installation directory, such as

        ;C:\Python27.

      6. Click OK twice to close the Environment Variables dialog box.

      7. To validate your settings, from a command shell or Powershell window, type:

        python -V
        Python 2.7.6

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