ive been tryin to get this right for a few days now with no luck. i downloaded jdk1.6.0_20, ive written the text document. ive followed th instructions on the sun java site. im getting farther than i was before using java demystified copyright 2004. ive written the path out in the environmental variables or i thought i had. can anyone show me aht i need to type in the path exactly? the java sun site said to sav the HelloWorldApp in Java which i did.... no luck. when i follow the examples at the java site it says to find it in C:Java but i have to type in C:Program FilesJava then i can find it in the directory but it says javac is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batchfile. ive typed a million and one different things for the path in the environmental variables and tried a million and one things in the command prompt window. i just dont get what im doing wrong... i cant give much better of a discription at this point my brain is officially fried trying to figure this out. this is very discouraging being stuck at square one but im not giving up i just need to get past this road block.