Install oracle sql developer on 64bit system on windows 7

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Download a java 1.6 jdk (6u33 as of this writing)

By default will install

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_33

C:\Program Files\Java\jre

Extract all sqldeveloper files to


cd C:\sqldeveloper\sqldeveloper

right click the sqldeveloper and select send to desktop shortcut

right click on sqldeveloper icon and enter jre path

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_33\jre\bin


If you run into an issue like this “Cannot find a J2SE SDK installed at path:” change the full path name to the java.exe name

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_33\jre\bin\java.exe