# Installation of Elastic search 2.0

Hi,
I am trying to install Elasticsearch on Window 7. I have installed JDK 1.8.0_60 and JRE 1.8.0_66.

I have set the JAVA_HOME to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_60\bin &
PATH to C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_66\bin

Executing java -version on the command prompt gives the below output:
C:\Users\gn00342691>java -version
java version "1.8.0_66"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_66-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.66-b18, mixed mode)

C:\Users\gn00342691>echo \$JAVA_HOME
\$JAVA_HOME

When I execute the elasticsearch batch file from the dump I get the below error and setup does not start:
The system cannot find the path specified.

Thanks,
Gaurav

It's probably unrelated, but `echo \$JAVA_HOME` is Unix. The equivalent on Windows would be `echo %JAVA_HOME%`. Hence, it's not obvious that JAVA_HOME is set.

Hi,
I'm not a Windows person, but it looks like JAVA_HOME is not set correctly. As far as I know you use `echo %JAVA_HOME%` on windows to check the variable.

@magnusbaeck thanks, just crossed our replies

Thanks all for your inputs. The JAVA_HOME path was wrongly set till the Bin folder. Also created CLASSPATH and PATH variables under User variables under Environment variables.