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  1. I downloaded server-jre-7u21-windows-x64.tar.gz from the link

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/server-jre7-downloads-1931105.html

  2. Unzipped the .gz file and got file server-jre-7u21-windows-x64 without extension.

  3. I tried to install it by just double click. But unable to install?

    Can anybody suggest me how to do this?

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did you get any error????? But unable to install should have a meaning? –  NetStarter May 6 '13 at 10:38
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Go through installation guide: docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/webnotes/install –  user2345880 May 6 '13 at 10:39
    
I would like to make it clear. I am unable to proceed. if it is exe or jar file , we can proceed...but there is no extension...how can be installed. –  Nandeshwar May 6 '13 at 10:40
    
what kind of error message do you get? –  Dropout May 6 '13 at 10:43
    
when i double click the file and try to install, it asks choose program to open it. But i am do not see any appropriate program to open. –  Nandeshwar May 6 '13 at 10:52

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OP probably already solved, but for others, I had the same problem- for some reason the file downloads as: server-jre-7u21-windows-x64.gz

When you extract it, you just get the tar file without an extension. Attempting to extract the tar (using 7-zip in my case) gives you invalid output (empty folders).

To fix, just rename the downloaded file to: server-jre-7u21-windows-x64.tar.gz

Extracting the gz then the tar should get you what you need.

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AFAIK All you do is unpack it into a directory which you add to your path.

I would make sure you have a utility which can untar files.

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