I am downloaded from force.com IDE software from the following site., Force.com IDE

In my system is Windows7: 32 bit, So I downloaded Windows Installer (32-bit) and I tried to install into my ststem, It is installed but I got the following error.error

I am using JVM7.

I am already having eclipse force.com IDE in my system, I that Its working fine for my developer edition but its not working for sandbox, I have a admin privileges in my sandbox account. but still its not working.here is the error,

force.com IDE error

Because of this error only I will go for the new Force.com IDE installation.

Any ideas?


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This is probably due to your JVM 7, if I recall correctly, on my windows box I had to install JVM 6, and point my global variables to the bin dirs in order to get Force.com IDE working.


Step 1 : Right Click on MyComputer and click on properties .

Step 2 : Click on Advanced tab

Step 3 : Click on Environment Variables

Step 4: Create a new class path for JAVA_HOME

Step 5: Enter the Variable name as JAVA_HOME and the value to your jdk bin path ie c:\Program Files\Java\jdk-1.6\bin and

NOTE Make sure u start with ; in the Value so that it doesn't corrupt the other environment variables which is already set.

Step 6 : Follow the Above step and edit the Path in System Variables add the following ;c:\Program Files\Java\jdk-1.6\bin in the value column.

Step 7 :Your are done setting up your environment variables for your Java , In order to test it go to command prompt and type

 java -version

which will give you the version of java (should be 1.6)

  • but my java version is 1.7.0
    – Krishna
    Feb 22, 2013 at 10:05
  • you should be able to install both java versions in parallel on your machine without any problem. There are some answers in this question that may help you : salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/7320/… Feb 22, 2013 at 10:20
  • IS it only working 1.6?
    – Krishna
    Feb 22, 2013 at 10:28
  • Yes, or at least to my knowledge. Can't find a reference to that in the force.com ide release notes. Feb 22, 2013 at 11:04
  • @Sdry: I changed the question, any idea's?
    – Krishna
    Feb 22, 2013 at 11:24

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