# Android SDK installation doesn't find JDK

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I'm trying to install the Android SDK on my Windows 7 x64 System. `jdk-6u23-windows-x64.exe` is installed, but the Android SDK setup refuses to proceed, because it doesn't find the JDK installation.

Is this a known issue? And is there a solution?

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• B Butts

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Actual SETUP:

• OS: Windows 8.1
• JDK file: jdk-8u11-windows-x64.exe

Install the x64 JDK, and try the back-next option first, and then try setting `JAVA_HOME` like the error message says, but if that doesn't work for you either, then try this:

Do as it says, set `JAVA_HOME` in your environment variables, but in the path use forward slashes instead of backslashes.

Seriously.

For me it failed when `JAVA_HOME` was `C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_31` but worked fine when it was `C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.6.0_31` - drove me nuts!

If this is not enough, also add to the beginning of the Environment Variable `Path` %JAVA_HOME%;

Updated values in System Environment Variables:

• `JAVA_HOME=C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.8.0_11`
• `JRE_HOME=C:/Program Files/Java/jre8`
• `Path=%JAVA_HOME%;C:...`
• Sandy Hook

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I found the solution and it's beautifully stupid. I found Android SDK cannot detect JDK.

Press the Back button on the SDK error screen that tells you that the EXE couldn't detect the JDK. Then press Next.

Who would have thought that would happen?