Follow this Blog!

Apr 10, 2016

f Comment

Fix Java Error: could not find java.dll or could not find Java SE Runtime Environment.

Amazon If you upgrade Java to the latest version you may run into problems. For example, you may see the following error:

Registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\CurrentVersion' has value '1.8', but '1.6' is required.
Error: could not find java.dll
Error: could not find Java SE Runtime Environment.

How do you fix this error? I am using Windows 7 but my fix may apply to other OS versions.

Whatever you do, do NOT try to fix the error by editing the registry.

Root Cause

First let's know what the root cause is. The root cause is when you are done installing Java, the installation program has set up your OS environment so that every program running Java on your computer knows where to find Java you just installed.

However, suppose the Java version you installed creates problems such as you can no longer run Eclipse, then you will need to fix these problems.

Solution

Let's assume that you have upgraded from Java 7 to Java 8. You may be in one of the following situations.

#1: You have NOT removed Java 7 from your PC.

In this case, simply remove Java 8 by uninstalling it. When you are done uninstalling Java 8, try running Java again and see if the error goes away.

#2: You have removed Java 7 from your computer.

In this case, uninstall Java 8. Then reinstall Java 7. When you are done reinstalling Java 7, try running Java again and see if the error goes away.

If you have any questions let me know and I will do my best to help you!
Please leave a comment here!
One Minute Information - by Michael Wen
Find Michael on Google or Facebook
ADVERTISING WITH US - Direct your advertising requests to Michael