[SOLVED] Very Newbie Issue - system unable to find the specified registry key or value

I just started to install this program and when I execute the start.bat file i get an error…

ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value

Platform information:
Hardware: i7
OS: Win7
Java Runtime Environment: Zulu 04ade267f927
openHAB version: 2.5.0 build 1772

Which version of zulu java did you install?
This is the one you should use: https://cdn.azul.com/zulu/bin/zulu8.25.0.3-jdk8.0.153-win_i686.zip

Did you make sure you wnet through all the steps here:

and there:

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The version I installed was zulu8.28.0.1-jdk8.0.163-wiin_x64.msi, I installed it in c:\program files\zulu. I also went into the system properties as per the overview and did the following…


what does java -version returns in the command line?

The download page for zulu is: https://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu-community/?&architecture=x86-64-bit&package=jdk

The package for windows 64bits is: https://cdn.azul.com/zulu/bin/zulu8.42.0.23-ca-jdk8.0.232-win_x64.msi

Do they need to install the JDK or is the JRE sufficient? They installed JRE.

jave version 1.8.0_181
Java™ SE Runtime Environment build 1.8.0_181-b13
Java HotSpot ™ Client VM build 25.181-b13, mixed mode, sharing

The JRE should be sufficient

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umm, the system variable name in your screenshot is JAVE_HOME.
You want JAVA_HOME


OMG I FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT ! (caps deserving in this one). Thank you for all that responded, I now hang my head in shame :frowning:

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Sometimes the answer is just right under your nose and you only see it when someone else points it out.
Well spotted young man

Please tick the answer post solution box, thanks

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Credit for posting your own screenshot, and not pointing at what you thought you had done :smiley:


Thank you, I was hoping someone wasn’t going to give me crap for posting screen shots like in some other forums

We actually welcome them, within reason. It is a dearth of information (or details) that gives grief.
For instance one person wanted help and said they installed the latest JRE without qualifying what major version. In that case they has installed Java 8 but there was no way for us to discern that from their original posting.

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