Configure J2 SDK1.3.1_20 on XP
Compaq Armada E500 laptop 696Hz, 18GB, 320MB, WinXP
Have an older Sam's text, "Learn Java 2 in 21 Days" Covering SDK 1.3, published in 2000
Downloaded SDK 1.3.1_20 from Sun archives yesterday but apparently having trouble configuring it. It is the only development tool on the computer. There are, however, two JRE folders in the \Program Files.
The text suggests launching Notepad and opening AUTOEXEC.BAT to edit the PATH and CLASS variables. I cannot find the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. A reply from an inquiry to an XP forum suggests the functionality of AUTOEXEC.BAT now resides in the Registery; but the reply offered no suggestions of how to edit Registery variables.
Any help is welcome and appreciated