Windows: Android SDK installer does not find Java SE Development Kit (JDK)

Update 2011-06-25: As suggested in the comments just clicking back button and then next again in the installer could bypass the problem. Thanks to Hatem and tikno07.

Android SDK Tools Setup JDK not foundI was trying to install the Android SDK tools using the Windows installer package recently. Since I had the Java JDK SE 6 Update 23 installed on my system I was confused about the installer aborting the installation process with the message:

Java SE Development Kit (JDK) not found

After some research I found out, that the installer does not detect 64-bit JDK versions. After removing the 64-bit version of the JDK and (re)installed the 32-bit version the installer worked as expected.
I also found this post and that one which show workarounds to get the Android SDK tools working with a 64-bit JDK. Due to the fact that I do not know if using a 64-bit JDK has any side effects on the Android tools, I decided to use 32-bit one to be on the save side.

29 responses to “Windows: Android SDK installer does not find Java SE Development Kit (JDK)”

  1. Hey Jan,

    Can you send me the link to the 32 bit JDK. Cant seem to find that. Really want to start off on a project.


  2. Hi Friend
    Here is a simple solution
    when the error message appears, simply click previous next Next again.

  3. ^ Hatem, you are a life saver.

    Btw I start developing now.


  4. Thanks loads Katem . I was struggling for a while and – ur solution rocks. cheers.

  5. hey dude…you do not need to remove your 64bit JDK.. just click back-button and then click the next again…
    works! for me…

  6. Well that makes me feel confident about the SDK when the installer doesn’t event run

  7. Thanks for the suggestion to press previous and next again. It worked for me with JDK release 26

  8. This is not working with me !!! PLEASE HELP….

    Although I created a JAVA_HOME variable !

    Thanks in advance

  9. my sdk mgr dosent recognize java im running windows xp and i dont get a back button option please help u can email me

  10. I failed with the env variable with windows 7 64 Bit home premium, but the solution with the 32 bit SDK works fine 🙂

    Thanks a lot!

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